Below is our list of interesting and/or useful links, to help we've created an additional page with wildlife identification links
Alecto's Bird & Nature
A local blog with beautiful photos of what is out and about our way, by Angie.
An enthusiastic group of local residents volunteering their time to do practical projects to strengthen their community and preserve the green spaces around them.
Carlyon Bay Watch
A group set up to protect Carlyon Bay from developers. Please show them your support as we would hope for theirs.
Rediscovered in 2001, restored and re-opened in 2003, Charlestown's coastwatch lookout is manned by loyal volunteers protecting and preserving life at sea and around our coastline
Cornwall Bat Group
Cornwall Bat Group - very interesting and well worth a look
Discover St Austell
Discover St Austell a fun and interactive website to help St Austell's residents and visitors a chance to explore St Austell's hidden secrets, unravel the history of St Austell via the St Austell Discovery Trails, highlight the stunning St Austell Bay and its Cornish coastline, St Austell beauty spots and Cornish wildlife while at the same time teaching you all about the Cornish environment and how to protect it.
To remind and help people to look after nature
Fat Wagtail Photography Blog
A local birdie blog by Mark Whittaker of Screech Owl Sanctuary
Friends of the Fowey Estuary
Local group with interests in recreational, educational and conservation activities of the Estuary
Fowey Harbour Commissioners
A trust to improve, maintain and manage Fowey harbour
Fowey lifeboat station contact and launch information
Friends of Luxulyan Valley
Local group with interests in recreational, educational and conservation aspects of the Valley
Golant Village Website
Golant is a small Cornish waterside village, bounded on the west by the Lostwithiel to Fowey road the B3269 and on the east by its
focal point the River Fowey. This website is a mine of information on all things Golant.
Par Old Cornwall Society
Par branch of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies
Par Community Association
A New group set up to give a voice to to the Par and area community
Par Community Association - site 2 ".org"
PCA providing tourist information, this runs in conjunction with the website above so do look at both
Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park
The caravan park by Par Beach, run by Park Leisure
Founded in 1998, this local observatory is based on a site within Court Farm between St Stephen and Coombe.
St Austell Baywatch
A regularly updated local blog of "birds, animals, flora, fauna and fungi found around St Austell Bay from Black Head to Gribben Head". If you ever thought that there was just a couple of ducks, a few geese and a wee bit of seaweed to be seen down our way, then visit this blog and have your eyes opened, it's fascinating.
St Austell Camera Club
They meet at Cuddra Hall, Holmbush, on Thursdays between September and May. Everyone is welcome, beginners of experienced photographers alike.
Tide Times at Par
Interactive tide timetable with EasyTide from the Admiralty
Tywardreath & Par Parish Council
Link to information from our Parish Council, who's who, meeting minutes etc.
Local website with bits of information about the village and area.
Weather Forecast for Par
Weather forecast from the Met Office
Wingz Bird Sanctuary
Wingz opened with a zoo license in May 2010. It is based in about 3 acres in Treesmill, near Tywardreath. Wingz is an active member of many S.I.G's (Special Interest Groups) and participates in many breeding cooperation schemes and information sharing with like-minded zoos, wildlife parks, colleges and private breeders. They have lots to see and learn about from parrots to emus, kookaburras to meerkats, in fact 85 species at present - something for everyone. The walkways are all ability decking. Please support them.
Cornish Birds of Prey Centre
Centre to teach about these amazing birds
Management partnership protecting the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty of Cornwall
Cornwall Bird-Watching and Preservation Society
A fantastic group dedicated to the study and conservation of birds in Cornwall. They own or manage 6 nature reserves, run field meetings and all sorts.
Environmental Management (including beach cleanliness) 0300 1234 202
Cornwall's Sand Dunes
Cornwall Council has produced a comprehensive guide for exploring sand dunes in Cornwall, there is also an activity pack available. Lots of good information on here.
Cornwall Search and Rescue
Volunteer search and rescue for Cornwall
Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Voluntary wildlife champion in Cornwall
Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Manages and disseminates informations about both the biological and geological state of Cornwall
Friends of the Atlantic Coast Line
The Atlantic Coast Line runs between Par and Newquay. The friends aim is to develop an extended and improved branch line service and to raise the profile of the line.
Friends of King Edward Mine
The friends have helped with the conservation, preservation, education and awareness raising of the mine at Cambourne, since 1987
Friends of Kilminorth Woods
Community based wildlife and conservation group for the ancient woods nr Looe
Hayle Area Plan
A website devoted to promote Hayle through everyone working together
Kernow Kite Surf Club
Founded in 2009 to bring like minded people together and keep access open to the wonderful beaches
Radio station for Cornwall and West Devon on 102.2 and 102.8FM
Radio St Austell Bay
A community radio station based in St. Austell Bay on 105.6FM
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Providing care & rehab to injured wild owls, promoting conservation needs of owls and their environment and running captive breeding programs for preservation and re-introduction of species.
South West Coast Path Association
Charity to complete, improve and promote the South West Coast Path
South West Water
Responsible for drinking water, waste water services and bathing waters in the region
St Erth's Village Website
St. Erth is an attractive West Cornwall village situated on the River Hayle two miles from the English Channel to the north and four miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the south, each offering excellent sandy beaches and associated aquatic sports from sailing to surfing. It is twinned with Ploulec'h in Brittany.
Westcountry Rivers Trust
Environmental charity to preserve, protect, develop and improve waterways in the Westcountry.
British Dragonfly Society
To promote the study and conservation of dragonflies and their natural habitats
British Geological Society
Provides services and advice in all areas of geoscience
British Kite Surfing Association
A resource for British kite surfing with information on clubs, training and events
British Lichen Society
To stimulate and advance interest in lichenology
British Mycological Society
Promoting fungal science
British Trust for Ornithology
Investigates the population, movements and ecology of wild birds in the British Isles
BTCV British Trust of Conservation Volunteers
Environmental conservation volunteering
Conservation for all invertebrates
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
The BCT works at the prevention of the extinction of any of the UK’s bumblebees, the long-term future for all our bumblebees and other pollinators which support the ecosystem service of pollination, the protection, creation and restoration of flower-rich habitats and increasing in the understanding and appreciation of bumblebees.
To halt and reverse the decline in butterflies and moths
Campaign for the Protection of Rural England
Campaigns for a sustainable future for the English countryside
Environmental initiatives for people, often with public and private companies and not for profit organisations
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Government body information resource
Pollution Incident Hotline 0800 807 060
Geograph - (link to Par Beach)
Geograph British Isles Project - collecting geographically representative photographs of all of the British Isles
Charity to support communities and improve quality of life
Marine Conservation Society
Caring for our seas, shores and wildlife in the U.K.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Responsible for implementing maritime safety including search and rescue
Emergency coastguard telephone 999
The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Independent organisation acting on behalf of AONB
National Coastwatch Institution
Protecting and preserving life at sea and around our coastline
Natural England (prev. English Nature)
To conserve and enhance the natural environment for enjoyment of people and economic prosperity
Natural History Museum - Bivalve Molluscs (Shell identification)
Click on "Browse Taxa" and then the area you are interested in such as intertidal for shallow beach molluscs.
The National Trust
To protect and open houses, gardens, villages, paths, nature reserves and beaches
National Whale (and Dolphin) Stranding Recording Scheme
Investigating the biology and ecology of cetaceans around the British Isles
Cornwall Wildlife Trust Strandings Network Helpline 0845 201 2626
Plants For a Future
Resource centre for rare and unusual plants
Protecting plants and their habitats “the RSPB for plants”
Promoting walking and better walking environments including rights of way
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Speaking out for birds and wildlife, working for the conservation of wild birds in the UK
Supporting sustainable transport at a practical level
The Tree Register
Recording our tree heritage