Aston Campus Wildlife Group


Aston Campus Wildlife Group was started by a group of enthusiasts, founded by ex-employee Carolyn Taylor in 2009, to protect the wildlife on and around our campus. The group now has over 100 members, including staff and students from all around the University and they have already been involved in a number of projects on campus.

If you would like to get involved or become a member of the group please contact

You can also join our Facebook group page.

If you have any concerns about wildlife that you see around the campus such as if you see an injured animal, please contact our security team first at

Edible Campus

There are many fruit trees across the University campus, which staff and students are encouraged to forage. These include apple, pear, cherry and walnut trees - plus a lemon tree in the library foyer!  Take a look at the Google Sustainability Map on our landing page to find out where these trees are located. Look out for well-being walks over the summer which take us on a tour of our edible campus and allow us to indulge in these delicious fruits. When the fruits are ripe and ready, the gardening team help us out by collecting all the hard to reach fruits and placing them in reception areas for people to help themselves.

In recent years staff and students have run their own allotment on campus. This project is currently on hold, however plans are in place to get it running again in 2018. Please get in contact with the Environment Team if you would be interested in volunteering for this project.

There are also plans in place to increase the herb planting across campus - so watch this space!

edible campus
edible campus
lakeside edible garden

Kestrel Cam 

Please note, this is a live feed and could therefore contain distressing images.