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.


SOUTH NOTTS LOCAL GROUP WINTER WILDLIFE TALKS PROGRAMME ONLINE

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South Notts Local Group invites you to join them for a series of online wildlife talks via ZOOM (see Technical Guidelines below) to enjoy a range of expert speakers with their slides, from home and abroad on a variety of topics, from the comfort of your own home. Session slots must be booked in advance via Eventbrite at a cost of £3 per session link (incl booking fee) and you will be the sent online links for the individual talks, both at the time of booking and a reminder a day or so before the talk.

The talk sessions will open from 6.45pm for a 7pm start and we anticipate the actual talk will last about an hour, plus time for a short break and questions at the end. We will be recording the event, so if you have paid but been unable to join us we can send you a link. Thirty  severn people logged onto to enjoy our first talk by Jack Perks on British Freshwater Fish (plus one couple who couldn`t make it but were sent a recording of the talk).

Our next talk is

Thurs Dec 10th  “In the Wake of Scott and Shackleton” with Nigel Scott . For more info follow this link https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events/2020-12-10-wake-scott-and-shackleton-nigel-scott

And the remainder of the programme looks like this

Thurs Jan  7th – Bird Listening & Birding by Ear with Kyle Carsen . For more info follow this link  https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events/2021-01-07-bird-listening-birding-ear-kyle-carsen

Thurs Feb 4th  – Welsh Bird Life and Conservation with Dan Rouse. For more info follow this link https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events/2021-02-04-welsh-bird-conservation-dan-rouse

Thurs Mar 4th – The Wildlife of Sherwood Center Parcs with Mike Hill. For more info follow this link

https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events/2021-03-04-wildlife-center-parcs-sherwood-mike-hill

Thurs Apr 22nd Local Group AGM + Talk on British Reptiles and Amphibians with Ben Driver (No Charge). For more info follow this link https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events/2021-04-22-south-notts-local-group-agm-talk-british-reptiles-and-amphibians

Numbers of slots are limited.

If you want to book for all of the talks upfront contact gordon.dyne@gmail.com

At a minimum you will need a desktop/laptop or tablet that is connected to the internet and with ZOOM software installed (our link includes instructions about downloading ZOOM if not already installed). But SNG does not recommend using smart phones as we feel the picture is too small.

Any queries please contact gordon.dyne@gmail.com

 

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.