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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SPRING & SUMMER OUT & ABOUT WITH WILDLIFE PROGRAMME

Sun 9th June – Guided walk round Dewberry Hill Nature Reserve at Radcliffe on Trent. Meet 2 pm at the entrance on Cropwell Road (going out of Radcliffe), parking on the left about 150m beyond the traffic lights up the hill. Gordon Dyne (01158784842 or gordon.dyne@gmail.com)

Wed 12th Jun – Site Visit Gresham Marsh – meet 7pm at the Emmanuel School roundabout on Wilford Lane West Bridgford. Gordon Dyne (gordon.dyne@gmail.com or 0115 8784842)

Sat  22nd June – Moth morning at Wilwell Cutting Nature Reserve – the chance to view in detail the contents of last nights moth trap with Paul Dulwich. Meet 8.30 am at the Road entrance, on the right just after going under the ring road along the B680 between Wilford and Ruddington. Car parking available. (Gordon Dyne 0115 8784842 or 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.