Calling all Budding Wildlife Photographers !

We are seeking entries to our Wildlife on your Doorstep Photography Competition, which is being held in memory of late NWT stalwart, Dennis Heffernan. Photographs can be submitted in three categories – A Living Landscape, Splendid Species and Young Photographer (under 16s) – and must be taken in Nottinghamshire.

There will be some great prizes for the winners of each category and the winning photographs will be featured in the Winter issue of Nottinghamshire Wildlife. See the following NWT Photo Comp.

Visit the Notts WT website for more information and to download an entry form. The competition is being organised by the South Notts Local Group. Entries can be submitted via email to until Friday 25 September 2015.

Notts Mammal Group

Just to give you early notice of a Notts Mammal Conference which will take place on May 9th at Cropwell Village Hall from 10am until about 3.00pm.  Talks confirmed include the Dormouse introduction, Hedgehogs, Camera trapping,  Harvest Mice,  Nathusius’ Pipistrelle, Badgers.  There will also be a presentation on the Nottinghamshire Mammal Atlas project.  This meeting will be the formal beginnings of a Nottinghamshire Mammal Group.  The cost will be £5.00 which will cover room hire and refreshment costs.  It will also include, should you wish to join, your annual subscription to the mammal group.  Tea, coffee, biscuits etc will be provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch.  Please contact Michael Walker (   if you would like to book a place.

Radcliffe on Trent Bioblitz

From 12 am Sat May 16th to 12 am Sun May 17th there will be a Bioblitz at Radliffe on Trent Lily Ponds. Base camp will be the Rockley Memorail and activities will include pond dipping, moth watch, bug hunts, bat walks + others , as well as basket weaving and nature artwork – all led by local experts. Organised by Radcliffe on Trent Parish Council – thier web site should have more details.


Skylarks Nature Reserve Open Day

On Sat 11th April from 10 till 4. A chance to look at the work that has been going on across this site, particularly some major earth moving to make the lake more wildlife freindly. Also includes activities such as pre-historic pot making and pond dipping (not pre-historic). Site is on Adbolton Lane (past the Water Sports Centre) on the right hand side. For more details go to or contact Ptoject Officer Ruth Testa