Just a reminder that the NWT Members Day and Annual General Meeting 2020 will be held online this year, on Saturday 21st Nov using ZOOM.
For more details follow this link https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/members-day-agm-2020 or consult the letter all members were sent recently.
It will be split into two sections the formal business of the AGM + a series of video blogs, interviews and virtual tours to showcase the continuing extensive and varied work carried out by officers and volunteers across the county.
Anybody who is a member of Notts Wildlife Trust is eligible to vote at the AGM which will run from 10 am till 11.30 am, with the members day running from 12.30 to 1.30 pm. There is NO charge.
The Rushcliffe Country Park have released their winter & spring programme of activities for children between 8 and 13. Follow this link for full details Wildlife Watch programme Winter to Spring 2020.5
Our third annual pub quiz at the Poppy and Pint in Ladybay was the best ever. All the tables were taken (we could have filled more) and a good night was had by all. There were a few “stinkers” in the questions, which the quiz master claims are to separate the winning team from the rest, but others of us suspect it is just to see the confused looks on our faces ! All I will say is “Floating in the air” and Aled Jones. The winning team was only one point ahead and second place had to go to a tie break.
Besides a fun night, our object was to raise funds for NWT and this we also did making a total of £470. This is all “free” cash thanks to support from the Poppy & Pint in particular, but also Notts County FC, Notts County Cricket Club, West Bridgford ASDA, Clifton Morrisons + individual donations and of course the hard work of our quiz master Neil Glenn and all the South Notts LG “elves” who took money, sold raffle tickets and generally organized stuff etc etc.
Please find the new Spring to Summer programme for Rushcliffe Wildlife Watch Wildlife Watch programme Spring to Summer 2019. Based at Rushcliffe Country Park WATCH Is for children between 8 and 13 years old.
Even if they don`t come to WATCH they can still participate in ‘30 days wild‘ in June. 30 Days Wild is all about doing a ‘random act of wildness’ each day during June to bring you closer to nature. Our 30 Days Wild web page has information about last year’s activity and a few blogs to inspire you to get involved. This will be updated as we go through the campaign. So, we would like to encourage all of you to sign up online here: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/30DaysWild.
In addition to our regular programme, you will notice that we have a very special event in August during the school holidays. The Wilder Woodland Gathering at Skylarks Nature Reserve is a free family event starting at 1:00pm and going through till 7:00pm and there will lots of fun activities running right through. So put the date in your diaries now so as not to be disappointed on the day!
We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday 11th May at 11:00am. Don’t forget your coats and wellies in case it is a bit wet as we will have lots of fun out in the park.
Once again South Notts Local Group will be running it`s world famous pub quiz at the Poppy & Pint (Lady Bay) to raise funds for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. The quiz will be Sunday 27th January, arrival time 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start. The questions will again be set by Neil Glenn.
But also as usual we are limited to 25 tables, with a team size at a MAXIMUM of four people, Cost £3.50per head,
As last year was a sell out (and we had a few reserve teams).so if you are interested you should book early to avoid disappointment. So if you want to reserve a table please contact email@example.com.
A big thanks to P&P/Castle Rock Brewery for giving us use of the room
The WATCH GROUP have published their Autumn programme. The Group is aimed at children between 8 and 13 years old (under 8`s must be accompanied) and usually meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month (11am to 1pm, suggested donation £2) at the Visitors Centre and aims to provide nature exploration, discovery games and practical outdoors activities. The programme includes Sat 8th Sept (Beetle “Drive”), Sat 13th Oct (An Apple a Day), Sat 10th Nov (A day in the life of an Oak Tree), Sat 8th Dec (End of year hootnanny). For more info contact Geoff East on 07804 297041 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See poster http://www.southnottswildlife.org.uk/content/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Wildlife-Watch-programme-Autumn-2018-1.pdf
There will be a Swift Open Evening at St. Luke’s Church, Kinoulton, on Thursday 21st June from around 7.30pm until it goes dark. All welcome but it would be good if folk could let me know so that we have enough coffee/tea/bikkies for all. We hope to have aerial displays of screaming swifts around the tower as well as views of the birds on their nests via the TV screen in the church. Perhaps bats and a glorious sunset as well if we’re really lucky. Please contact Carol Collins, 0194981798 or email@example.com at the beginning of June, by which time we should have decided on dates and times.
June 16th to 23rd 2018 is Swift Awareness Week. In Kinoulton, South Nottinghamshire, we are lucky enough to have encouraged swifts to nest in the tower of St. Luke’s Church and we would like to share our enjoyment of these amazing birds. If, as we hope, the swifts return to breed in the tower this year we will choose one or two evenings during Swift Awareness Week to invite anyone who would like to experience the swifts screaming around the church and over the churchyard, as well as seeing them on their nests via a CCTV screen, to come and join us. We’ll be there to answer questions and, if the elements are on our side, to witness the disappearance of the swifts into their nest boxes or up into the sky for the night, as the sun sets.
If you would like to join us please contact Carol Collins, 0194981798 or firstname.lastname@example.org at the beginning of June, by which time we should have decided on dates and times.
The Wildlife WATCH Group for children at Rushcliffe CP have released their winter activities list. See attached Rushcliffe CP WW Programme Jan – Apr 2018
Join us for the South Notts Local Group General Knowledge Pub Quiz, this time at Castle Rocks Poppy and Pint in Lady Bay, Pierrepont Road, West Bridgford (NG2 5DX), on Sunday 11th February starting 7.30 pm. Teams of up to a maximum of four people at a cost of £2.50 per head and we can take a maximum of 25 teams. Book early to avoid disappointment, contact email@example.com or 0115 8784842 to reserve a place.
You could also help us by donating raffle and tombola prizes to use at the Pub Quiz and also the Spring Fair. If you have anything you would be prepared to donate please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org