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.


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WINTER OUT & ABOUT WITH WILDLIFE PROGRAMME

 Wed 18th MarWilwell Farm Cutting in Early Spring with Gordon the warden (gordon.dyne@gmail.com). Meet 10 am at the Wilwell car park on the left of the B680 between Ruddington and Wilford, just before the ring road bridge).

CANCELLED – Sun 12th Apr – Wilwell Farm Cutting in Spring with Gordon the warden (gordon.dyne@gmail.com). Meet 10 am at the Wilwell car park on the left of the B680 between Ruddington and Wilford, just before the ring road bridge).

Sun 26th AprSharphill Wood Dawn Chorus walk with John Elwell (07794 052672 – please advise if you wish to attend). Bring binoculars. Meet 6 am at the Pevrill Rd entrance to Sharphill Wood (West Bridgford).

Sun 26th Apr – Bunny Old Wood Open Day from 10 till 3 with a guided walk at 11am, children’s activities and info about woodland history (not to mention the bluebells. Car park on the left on the A60 climbing up out of Bunny village. Chris Terrell-Nield (0115 9374906).

RESERVE WORK PARTIES – If however you fancy something more practical this link outlines local reserve work parties (both NWT and others) – http://www.southnottswildlife.org.uk/content/?page_id=22

 

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.