Out and About with Wildlife 2017

Wed 15th Feb – Wildfowl and Birds at Skylarks Nature Reserve with Neil Glen (07771 934738). Meet 10 am at the reserve car park on Adbolton Lane (on the right after Holme Pirrepont Country Park entrances).

Sun 26th Mar – Early Spring at Wilwell Cutting Nature Reserve with Gordon Dyne (0115 8784842). Meet 10 am at the reserve road gate on the B680 between Ruddington and Wilford (on left just before ring road bridge).

Sun 16th Apr – Wildlife Walk along Bingham Linear Park with Jenny Craig (01949 838899).. Meet 10am at the Tythby Bridge entrance

Wed 19th Apr – Spring Wildflowers at Wilwell Farm Cutting with Gordon Dyne (0115 8784842). Meet 10 am at the reserve road gate on the B680 between Ruddington and Wilford (on left just before ring road bridge).

Sun 30th Apr – Dawn Chorus at Sharphill Wood with John Elwell (07794 052672). Meet 6am at at Peveril Drive entrance, West Bridgford.

Sun 30th Apr – Bunny Wood Nature Reserve Open Day for spring wildflowers and to learn about the woods history and management, also childrens activities. From 10.30 to 4 pm with guided walks at 11am and 2pm. Car park on the left of the A60 climbing out of Bunny. Chris Terrell-Neild (0115 9374906)

Sun 14th May – Stonepit Wood (Gotham) join David Howard for a spring woodland wildflower walk . Meet 10.30 am at the car parking opposite Sun Inn and Gotham Church. Gordon Dyne (0115 8784842)

Wed 17th May Looking at Collington Common wildflower meadow – meet 7pm at the park on Collington Way, West Bridgford (off Rugby Road adjacent to Rushcliffe Arena). An interesting urban habitat creation exercise. Gordon Dyne (0115 8784842 or gordon.dyne@gmail.com).

Sat 20th May – Ruddington Spring Fair at St Peters Rooms opposite the church – selling plants, cakes, CD`s/DVD`s and records from 10 am till 12 am to raise funds for Notts Wildlife Trust.

Sun 21st May – Cotgrave Forest wildflowers and butterflies with Niel Pinder (07981 928402) and Butterfly Conservation. Meet 9.30 am at Lamin Gap Lane entrance, off the A606 Melton Rd.

Sun 21st May – Birds around Skylarks with Tom Shields (07525 617 769). Meet 9 am in the Skylarks car park for a morning wander, hoping for cuckoos, hobbies and waders. 

Sun 28th May – Keyworth two Meadows walk with Niel Pinder (07981 928402) – meeting 9.30 am at Keyworth Burial Ground and walking over to Keyworth Meadow – looking at all things natural around and about both meadows

Sat 3rd Jun – Wilwell Cutting Nature Reserve Open Day – a series of guided walks with Gordon the Warden to look at the sites flora commencing 10am, 11.30 am 1.30 pm and 3 pm. Reserve is on the road between Wilford and Ruddington just after the ring road bridge and will be signed.

Sat 10th Jun – Cotgrave Country Park guided walk to look at the flora and fauna. Meet 2 pm at the Holly Gate car park. Gordon Dyne (0115 8784842)

Sat 17th Jun – Flora and Butterflies of Gotham SSSI with Niel Pinder (07981 928402). Meeting 09:30 am outside the old British Legion in Gotham.

Sat 17th Jun 2017 – Moth trapping at The Hook, Lady Bay from 8:30pm onwards till late. Join NWT for a night of moth trapping at The Hook local nature reserve. Contact Katie Last for more information: on 0115 9588242 or klast@nottswt.co.uk

Sun 25th Jun – East Bridgford Wildlife taking in Springdale Wood, Bridgford Street Meadow & Copse. Meet 10 am outside the Village hall on Main Street, EB. Gordon Dyne (0115 87847842)

Sat 1st Jul – Pond Dipping for Adults at Skylarks Nature Reserve on Adbolton Lane, past Holme Pirrepont Country Park 1.30 to 3.30. Katie Last f0115 9588242 or klast@nottswt.co.uk)

Sat 8th July – Butterflies and Wildflowers at Meadow Park East Leake with Kieth Gibbons of the Friends Group. Meet 1.30 pm park in the village car park (opposite the Fire station). Take the path down the side of the Bowls club & meeting at the small bridge (Gordon Dyne 0115 8784842).

Sat 8th July – Flora for Improvers – join David Wood to look in detail at the flora of Wilford Claypits (incl grasses, sedges, rushes). Meet 9.30 am at the Compton Acres entrance – David is happy to be out all day, so bring a packed lunch (or just join him for the morning). (Gordon Dyne 0115 8784842)

Sat 15th Jul Invertebrate walk at Bunny Wood with Chris Terrell-Nield ( 0115 9374906). Meet 2 pm at Bunny Wood car park on the A60 climbing out of Bunny.

Sun 23rd Jul – Cotgrave Forest in high summer with Niel Pinder (07981 928402). Meet 9.30 am at Lamin Gap Lane entrance (off A606 Melton Road).

Thur 27th Jul – Family Nature Day at Skylarks Nature Reserve on Adbolton Lane past Holme Prrepont Country Park 10 till 12. Katie Last (0115 9588242 or klast@nottswt.co.uk)

Wed 16th Aug – Fairham Brook and Bunny Moors circular walk. Meet 10 am at the Rushcliffe Country Park visitors centre for a day out in the Rushcliffe Countryside. Bring a packed lunch. Gordon Dyne (0115 8784842 or gordon.dyne@gmail.com)

Wed 23rd Aug – A stroll round Radcliffe on Trent Lily Ponds. Meet 7pm at the Park Road entrance to the Rockley Memorial Grounds. Gordon Dyne (0115 8784842)

Thur 24th Aug – Skylarks Festival at the Skylarks Nature Reserve on Adbolton Lane past Holme Pirrepont Country Park from 12 pm to 6pm.

Friday 1st Sept 2017 – Moth trapping at The Hook, Lady Bay from 8:30pm onwards till late. Join NWT for a night of moth trapping at The Hook local nature reserve. Contact Katie Last for more information: on 0115 9588242 or klast@nottswt.co.uk

Sun 8th Oct 2017 – The Mystereous World of Plant Galls with Jerry Clough visiting the Arboretum, riverbank and cemetry in search of galls. Meet 2 pm at the Sutton Bonington sports complex (opposite the Nottm Universitty Campus) in the Minster overflow car park. National Grid SK 502 262 & nearest postcodes are LE12 5RA & LE12 5RB.