Bird Ringing

Thanks to South Notts Bird Ringers for allowing folk to come along and have a “birds” eye view of their activity on Skylarks. 18 people came along over the morning and had a real treat. The ringers had a bumper crop of birds, with a bumper 201 in the morning including 9 recaptures – 2 of which were first ringed in 2012. The catch included Certis Warbler, Robin, Dunock, Chiff Chaffs, Goldfinch, Whitethroat, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Blackcap and a flock of Long Tailed Tits (which were all re released together in a mass fly off). One Chiff Chaf loathed to move on sat on someones hand for a couple of minutes, whilst Blue Tits showed their displeasure by pecking the handlers..Also in the haul was a Great Spotted Woodpecker



Rushcliffe Volunteer Forum Sat 27th Sept

To all you folk out there who are actively engaged with nature conservation on committees, work parties, wardening and survey work – Rushcliffe Borough Council and Notts Wildlife Trust will be hosting a Volunteer Forum and you are all most welcome to come whatever your interests and levels of involvment. The theme will be to look at the implications of Landscapescale Conservation and how it might be applied to the area in the coming years, it will also be used as an oppurtunity to look at the new Skylark reserve and our plans for it. BUT most importantly it will be an oppurtunity for like minded wildlife enthuisats to get together. If you are interested please follow PASTE this link into your browser (direct clicking dosen`t seem to work, possibly because it is so long) – this contains the booking form, but if you page down it also gives an outline agenda.

Rushcliffe Community Awards 2014

Every year Rushcliffe runs a Community Awards and invites local people to nominate individuals or groups that they think have particularly contributed to the local community in a  a variety of categories. One of those categories is Environmental work (other categories are available), so if a particular group or individual has particularly impressed you in the last year with their contribution to the Environment (which is defined in the broadest terms and not just nature conservation) then why not do something positive and nominate them by way of a thank you. For full details follow this link The deadline for nominations is Sept 26th and then a panel will decide the winning enteries in each of the categories. Over the years nature conservation has been well represented in the community awards and it would be nice to see this continue.