Ruddington Spring Fair

A big thanks to all the people who grew plants, donated DVD`s, records and cakes and the trusty stalwarts who turned up to help on the day. Overal we took in £923 (including donations and, quiz sheets etc) however a member is organising the sale of CD`s via Music Magpie and that should bring in over £200 and there are still record sales via E Bay to be sorted so we hope for a final figure of over £1,200 before expenses a similar figure to last year. 

In effect  we have had a decline in sales on the day, but that has been counteracted by growth online (very modern). The decline is particularly noted in plant sales and the cafe, this seems to be related to a gradual drop in footfall over the years. Things like sales of cake and DVD`s have held up and sale of records on the day is up (probably due to specailist collectors who don`t buy plants, but might eat cake !).

Still the point of the Fair is not just the amount of money that we raise, but that it can be used to help Notts Wildlife Trust provide matched funding and help NWT release project funds, so the money is worth significantly more than the headline figures. Again a big thanks to everyone who lent a hand.

Coming up in Rushcliffe




Is on Sunday 16th December, between 10.30-3.30, for all your log wood burning needs. Funds go towards running Bunny Wood Nature Reserve.

Why not join us for our varied programme of talks

Thurs 6th Dec – The Atlantic Grey Seal in Britain: coping with a nature conservation illustrated talk by Dr. Robert Lambert of The University of Nottingham & Vice President of NWT.

Thurs 3rd Jan – A Year in the Life of a Bird Tour Guide with Neil Glen looking at exotic places and birds around the world.

Thurs 7th Feb – Bunny Wood in Rhyme and Time: Explore ancient woodland in verse and science with Chris Terrell Nield.

All talks start  7.30pm in Room 5, West Bridgford Methodist Church, (junction of Patrick Road and Musters Road), West Bridgford, NG2 7PQ. Admission includes tea & biccie adults: £3; children: free.

Also coming up in the new year are the following walks.

Wed Jan 9th – Gotham Hills Bird Walk with Niel Glenn (07771 934 738). Meet at 10.00 am in the Gotham Village Hall car park behind the chip shop.

Sun 20th Jan – Woodland in Winter – Cotgrave Forest with Neil Pinder 07981 928402. Meet 9.30am  Lamming Gap Lane, entrance, parking where the Lane turns sharp right (Lane on left off A606 Melton Road after the Normanton on Wolds exits).

Margaret’s Meadow

Erin McDaid unveils the commemorative plaque

Erin McDaid unveils the commemorative plaque

On the morning of Saturday 10th May 2014, over twenty of Margaret Price’s friends met at  Wilwell Cutting Nature Reserve to commemorate her lifelong commitment to Nottinghamshire’s wildlife and to mark the naming of Margaret’s Meadow in her honour. As Margaret was a founder-member of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust it seemed fitting that this commemoration also formed part of the NWT’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. Full report and pictures…


Spring newsletter available

Our latest local group newsletter, for spring 2014, is now available to read online or download as-printed. Features include: an appreciation of the life of Dennis Heffernan; a well-illustrated review of Bingham’s butterflies; this year’s spring fair; the future of our newsletter.