Coming up

 Wed 15th Sep – Bat Walk with Martin Price & Nots Bat Group. Meet 7 pm at the Skylarks Nature Reserve car park – on right along Adbolton Lane, after Holme Pierrepont Country Park entrances. Bring suitable warm clothing and a torch

Coming up  our 2021/22 Winter Wildlife Talks Programme

Each winter, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s South Notts Local Group presents a programme of monthly talks covering the whole spectrum of wildlife.

Last winter, Jack Perks, the renowned local wildlife cameraman, took us underwater with the fish that swim in our rivers.  We visited the icy wastes of Antarctica and saw fabulous scenery and fascinating animals.  Kyle Carsen, a lifelong birder and musician, joined us from Ohio and opened our eyes – and ears – to the amazing complexities of birdsong.  We heard about successful Welsh bird conservation projects, learnt about the wide range of British reptiles, and shared the amazing range of flora and fauna to be found at Centre Parcs’ Sherwood Village.

This winter’s programme promises to be equally diverse and rewarding:

  • Roadside verges are things most of us drive by without taking much notice, but in October we will explore the wide range of wild flowers to be found there and learn about their fascinating lives.
  • Butterflies nationally are in decline; in November we will look at how our gardens can help these beautiful creatures to survive and grow.
  • December’s talk will transport us from the depths of our winter to sunshine safaris in the national parks of South Africa.
  • In January, best-selling author Gordon Hamlett will take a light-hearted look at the stories behind his book on birdwatching in the Scottish Highlands.
  • We stay in Scotland in February, exploring the magical landscapes and wildlife of Skye, the Outer Hebrides and the Shetland Islands with wildlife photographer Nick Martin
  • Leaving the otters and eagles of Scotland behind us, in March we look at the more prosaic but rapidly-declining Hedgehog, and how two brothers inspired a village to protect and sustain this beautiful creature.

Each talk will be available through Zoom, both live and recorded, so come and join us from the comfort of your own home  in a winter wildlife wonderland.  Each talk costs £3; subscribe for all six for £15. Full details, including technical requirements and how to book, are available on our website at http://www.southnottswildlife.org.uk/content/?page_id=234

 Also see our FACEBOOK PAGE  https://www.facebook.com/SouthNottsWildlifeGroup  for local wildlife news from groups in Rushclife