Otters have been seen in the river, and in the summer the flash of blue is a kingfisher. Seeing the first duckling of the spring is an exciting moment and hearing the first chiff chaff call under the bridges. Watching the swans glide in on the tide and enjoying the flowers and fluffy seeds of the black poplar trees is part of our urban village.

Every summer since 2006 Ouseburn Trust member and local academic Mike Jeffries has carried out a butterfly (and dragonfly) survey - here is the latest report Ouseburn Butterfly Report 2018

Wild Intrigue run occasional mini expeditions in the area - see the Bat Safari on 24 August and details of all the wildlife spotted on their walk through the Urban Wilds of Ouseburn