Out and About with Wildlife 2019

Wednesday 10th Apr – Wilwell Cutting Nature Reserve in Spring with Tim Williams 10 am a guided walk round this urban fringe nature reserve, looking at what is stirring in the early spring with Tim Williams. Meet at road entrance, on the right just after going under the ring road along the B680 between Wilford and Ruddington.

Sun 21st Apr – Woodland in Spring – Cotgrave Forest 9.30 Lamming Gap Lane entrance, parking where the Lane turns sharp right (Lane on left off A606 Melton Road after the Normanton on Wolds exits,).   Neil Pinder 07981 928402

Sun 29th Apr – Bunny Wood Nature Reserve Open Day – from 10.30am to 4pm.   Guided tours, children’s scavenger hunt, nature trail with labelled plants. Bunny Wood is on the left of the A60 climbing out of Bunny village, car parking available. Chris Terrell-Nield (0115 9374906).

Mon 13th May – Holy Cross Convent (Costock) for a guided walk with Sister Mary Julian around the Convents woodlands, several acres of rough grassland, a wildflower strip and old orchard. Meet 10 am, but numbers limited, contact Gordon Dyne 0115 8784842 or gordon.dyne@gmail.com for details.

Wed 15th May – Wilwell Cutting Nature Reserve in late spring – with Tim Williams looking at a variety of wildlife found on the reserve btoh obvious and obscure. Meet 10 am at road entrance, on the right just after going under the ring road along the B680 between Wilford and Ruddington. (Gordon Dyne 0115 8784842 or gordon.dyne@gmail.com)

Sat 18th May – Ruddington Spring Fair – 9.30am till 12 pm at St Peters Rooms, Ruddington  (opposite the church) selling plants, cakes, craft goods to raise funds for Notts Wildlife Trust. (Gordon Dyne 0115 8784842 or gordon.dyne@gmail.com)

Sun 26th May – Bingham Linear Park Grizzeled Skipper Butterfly Walk (and other flora and fauna), meet 10 am Tithby Bridge entrance. Led by Jenny Hawkings (hawkingsjenny@gmail.com)

Sat 1st June Wilwell Cutting Nature Reserve Open Day from 10 am till 4pm – particularly for the early summer wildflowers (including Southern Marsh Orchids) labelled up around the reserve. Also some guided walks. Road entrance, on the right just after going under the ring road along the B680 between Wilford and Ruddington. Car parking available. (Gordon Dyne 0115 8784842 or gordon.dyne@gmail.com)

 

Sun 9th June – Guided walk round Dewberry Hill Nature Reserve at Radcliffe on Trent. Meet 2 pm at the entrance on Cropwell Road (going out of Radcliffe), parking on the left about 150m beyond the traffic lights up the hill. Gordon Dyne (01158784842 or gordon.dyne@gmail.com)

Wed 12th Jun – Site Visit Gresham Marsh – meet 7pm at the Emmanuel School roundabout on Wilford Lane West Bridgford. Gordon Dyne (gordon.dyne@gmail.com or 0115 8784842)

Sat  22nd June – Moth morning at Wilwell Cutting Nature Reserve – the chance to view in detail the contents of last nights moth trap with Paul Dulwich. Meet 8.30 am at the Road entrance, on the right just after going under the ring road along the B680 between Wilford and Ruddington. Car parking available. (Gordon Dyne 0115 8784842 or gordon.dyne@gmail.com)

Thur 4th Jul – Gotham Sandbanks Nature Reserve site visit for mid summer wildflowers. Meet 7 pm at the bench outside the British Legion. (Gordon Dyne 0115 8784842 or gordon.dyne@gmail.com)

Wed 17th Jul – Wilwell Cutting Nature Reserve in summer – with Tim Williams looking at a variety of wildlife found on the reserve both obvious and obscure. Meet 10 am at road entrance, on the right just after going under the ring road along the B680 between Wilford and Ruddington. (Gordon Dyne 0115 8784842 or gordon.dyne@gmail.com)

 Sun 21st Jul – Cotgrave Forest in Summer – with Neil Pinder (07981 928402). Meet 9.30 am Lamming Gap Lane entrance, parking where the Lane turns sharp right (Lane on left off A606 Melton Road after the Normanton on Wolds exits).

Sat 10th Aug – Flora along the River Soar at Sutton Bonington with David Wood looking at the flora along the river margin and taking in Sutton Bonnington Nature Reserve. Meet 10 am  at the Sports Field car park on the right (behind the childrens play area, just after the fields)  coming through Sutton Bonnington from the Nottingham end. (Gordon Dyne 0115 8784842 or gordon.dyne@gmail.com)

Sun 18th Aug – Bird Ringing at Skylarks with the South Notts Ringing Group. The chance to get up close to birds being ringed. Numbers are limited based on a series of time slots between 8am and 11 am, for more details contact gordon.dyne@gmail.com.