The Great Big Green Week: A Wilder East Bridgford –

Saturday, 25 September 2021 | Sunday, 26 September 2021 at East Bridgford Village Hall, East Bridgford, England. Find event and ticket information on this link

East Bridgford Wildlife and Biodiversity Group

Big Green Week – Carbon Literacy Course

Carbon Literacy Course

Winter Wildlife Talks

South Notts Local Group is delighted to announce it`s Winter Wildlife Talks programme will be returning again this autumn. It will be on ZOOM again this year enabling us to draw in speakers from around the country and make the talks accessible to people across Rushcliffe and elsewhere for that matter.
As with the venue based talks we are still looking to provide a varied range of wildlife related topics and we start on the 7th October with one about the Wildflowers of Verges and Reserves with Gerald Ponting, followed by Gardening for Butterflies on Nov 4th with Max and Christine Maughan. After that we will be going to Scotland, South Africa and deepest darkest Kirklington. For full details of the six talk programme (and details of how to book) follow this link
You will need is a laptop or tablet (with an internet link) and the ZOOM app downloaded (you will not need a ZOOM account). Links will be stated on the ticket.
So join us on a dark evening for a taste of summer from the comfort of your own home.

The Hook Lady Bay

Discover the wildflowers of The Hook nature reserve next weekend on a self-guided trail. You’ll be able to stroll at your own pace and see plants labelled with their name, but also a bit about their wildlife value and how they have been used as food and medicine.
The trail will start at the Mona Road entrance, take the first path through the orchard, past the pond through the central area and then back along the edge of the wildflower meadow.
It’s strictly a lo-tech approach, with laminated signs and arrows to guide you, but we’d love to see your photos. You can email them to or you can upload them to our Facebook page.
The signs will stay in place after the weekend for a few days if there is continuing interest.

Notts BAG Forum 10th March

Notts Biodiversity Action Group

We have some exciting news to share with you regarding our Annual Forum Event 2021. This year’s event will be held online on Wednesday 10th March. We have been working with our partners at NTU to plan an online event, featuring 4 fantastic talks and an afternoon of amazing workshops, that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

This year’s event theme is “Rewilding and Landscape Scale Approaches to Biodiversity”, and we are very lucky to have secured speakers on four topics to share their expertise:

  • Prof Alastair Driver, Director of Rewilding Britain
  • Derek Gow, Ecological Consultant, Author of “Bringing Back the Beaver”
  • Janice Bradley, Head of Nature Recovery (North) for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
  • Gareth Jones, Clumber Park, National Trust

A selection of workshops have also been planned for the afternoon, each highlighting an area of Nottinghamshire that has great biodiversity potential. Local specialists running each workshop will discuss opportunities that have been highlighted through the Biodiversity Opportunity Mapping process.

I have attached a programme that gives a bit more detail about the event. Big BAG Programme 2021 FINAL

If you would like to book a place at this year’s event, please could you send your completed booking form (attached) to Janet Valenti (

Booking fees can be paid by debit/credit by calling Janet Valenti, Nottinghamshire County Council, tel – 0115 993 2593. Janet is available tomorrow or from 22nd Feb onwards.

See booking form –Big BAG booking form

Best Wishes – Chris Jackson BAG Officer  –

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Members Day and 2020 AGM

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  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.

Pub Quiz great success

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.