Saturday, 25 September 2021 | Sunday, 26 September 2021 at East Bridgford Village Hall, East Bridgford, England. Find event and ticket information on this link
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 (email@example.com).
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 – Christopher.Jackson@nottscc.gov.uk
The Notts BAG exists to promote Action for Biodiversity across the county and locally is involved in activities like the Grizzeled Skipper Project and Himalayan Balsam control projects. They have now set up a new web site https://nottsbag.org.uk/ where you can find out abot projects, biodiversity action plans, species action plans relating to the county.
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.