Nature Discovery Centre at Thatcham is one of 46 Wildlife Trust across the United Kingdom. The centre has been opened since 1959, working with the locals to get the public of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire interested and involved with the wildlife in the area as well as to protect special areas. Nature Discovery Centre is governed by a Board of Trustees that look over the governance and leadership of the Trust. Since the centre does not receive any government funding, it relies on the help of its members and supporters. Located in Thatcham, The Nature Discovery Centre is surrounded by an assortment of habitats occupied by local wildlife all year. The most important feature of the centre is the Thatcham Reedbeds reserve which is the largest area of its kind in southern England and acts as a home to rare reedbed specialists and breeding birds.