DANES Insect Exhibition

DANES (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society) are holding their annual Insect Exhibition on Sat 15th Nov at Derby University, this is the societyes Centenary Year. Those who have been before will know it is a splendid event for all things insecty (and a few things that aren`t). It is FOC and for more information follow this link to the DANES web site http://www.danes-insects.org.uk/


Introduction to Winter Tree Identification

This is a free course for Rushcliffe volunteers and residents supplied in partnership with Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Rushcliffe Country Park  on Saturday 15th November 2014 – 11am – 3pm

This course would be particularly suitable for any new conservation volunteers, who may be helping out with winter scrub removal. It would also be of interest to anybody who would like to improve their tree/ shrub survey skills. To reserve a place please phone Ben Driver or Claire Sambridge at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust on 0115 958 8242 or book via email to info@nottswt.co.uk (please put ‘Rushcliffe Winter Tree Id Course booking’ in the subject line).

Vale of Belvior Barn Owl Conservation Group


The Vale of Belvoir Barn Owl Conservation Group are presenting a conservation evening on Friday 12th December 2014 at Waltham on the Wolds Village Hall near Melton Mowbray. Professor Ian Newton, OBE, FRS, Vice President of the RSPB and recent past Chairman of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) will be giving an illustrated talk on the Sparrowhawk. Also, three other expert speakers with illustrated talks on bat detectors, Lincolnshire and Vale of Belvoir peregrines and the ecological benefits of maintaining the Grantham Canal. There will also be a number of conservation related information stands: East Midlands Butterfly Conservation, Grantham Canal Society, Leicestershire and Rutland Bat Group, Vale of Belvoir Barn Owl Conservation Group, Bumblebee conservation and the best garden plants for bees, supplementary winter farmland bird feeding and Muston Meadows National Nature Reserve.
Cost only £6. for full details email valebarnowls@hotmail.co.uk  or telephone 01949 844319 or see www.valebarnowls.blogspot.co.uk