THROUGHOUT the summer the Cirencester Wildlife Group (CWG) has been asking photographers to venture to the town’s green spaces and capture the beauty of local wildlife.

A total of 77 photographs were submitted with judges whittling entries down to the top three in two categories: under 16s and 16s and over.

These six pictures have today (September 13) been posted on the group’s Facebook page for public voting, with the picture with the most likes by September 20 to be declared as the winner.

CWG was founded last year by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and is operated by local wildlife enthusiasts, with support from Cirencester Town Council (CTC).

The group aims to build upon local initiatives, such as CTC’s Green Spaces Strategy and the Cirencester Hare Festival Way, to deliver the Trusts’ ‘Wild Towns’ vision for Cirencester.

Prizes for the under 16s category include a 129million-year-old cut and polished ammonite, donated by Simply Crystals, the DK Natural History Book and a wireless nest box camera kit, donated by GWT.

The prize for the 16’s and over category is a magenta 4 bat detector kit donated by Wildwood Ecology (WE).

Visit to vote.

Email if you are interested in joining the group or would like to learn more about its activities.