Out and About with Wildlife Programme 2024

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Sat 23rd Mar          Gotham Hills in Spring

A walk with Gordon Dyne taking in Gotham Sandbanks and Woods then over onto the West Leake Hills and back down to Gotham (circa 4 miles). Meet 10 am at the seat by the “Totem Pole” in Gotham (where Nottingham Road  coming from Clifton direction turns sharp left by the Post Office shop).  what3words = madness sweeper directive.

For more information, please contact gordon.dyne@gmail.com

Sun 7th April          Wilwell Farm Cutting in Spring

Join Gordon the Warden to look at the first signs of spring, including the early flowers of the season. Meet 10 am at the Wilwell car park on the B680 between Ruddington and Wilford , on the left just before the ring road bridge (look out for reserve sign). Postcode for approx. location is NG2 7UT.     what3words = home  news  fuzzy.

For more information, please contact gordon.dyne@gmail.com

Sun 21st April       Bunny Wood Open Day

See the Bluebells in bloom and learn about the woodland’s history. There’s a guided walk at 11am, plus children’s activities. 10.30 am – 3.30 pm  Car park is on the left of the A60 climbing up out of Bunny village towards Costock.  what3words = deflect corrode helped . For more information, please contact  Christopher.terrell-nield@ntu.ac.uk or ring 0115 9374906.

Sun 21st April        Bingham Linear Park

Wildlife walk looking for butterflies, birds, flowers and insects with Jenny Craig.  Meet 10 am at the Tithby Bridge entrance on Tithby Road, Bingham.

For more information, please contact jenny@ifcraig.com .

Sat 27th April           Dawn Chorus at Sharphill Wood

Join John Elwell to see, and hear, a range of spring birds; please bring binoculars.

Meet 6 am Please contact John Elwell on 07794 052672 for details and to reserve a place.

Sun 19th May           Collington Common Meadow & Wilford Fields

A tour of two urban wildlife sites, led by Gordon Dyne. Meet 10 am at the main entrance to Rushcliffe Arena on Rugby Rd, West Bridgford.

For more information, please contact gordon.dyne@gmail.com

Sun 19th May         Bingham Linear Park

Wildlife walk looking for butterflies, birds, flowers and insects with Jenny Craig.  Meet 10 am at the Tithby Bridge entrance on Tithby Road, Bingham.

For more information, please contact jenny@ifcraig.com

Sat 1st June             Wilwell Farm Cutting in Summer (morning walk)

Enjoy the wide range of wildflowers in bloom at this time of year, including Southern Marsh Orchids, as well as birds and butterflies on site, with Reserve Warden Gordon Dyne. Meet 10 am at the Wilwell car park on the B680 between Ruddington and Wilford , on the left just before the ring road bridge (look out for reserve sign). Postcode for approx. location is NG2 7UT.     what3words = home  news  fuzzy.

For more information, please contact gordon.dyne@gmail.com

Sat 1st June             Wilwell Farm Cutting in Summer (afternoon walk)

Enjoy the wide range of wildflowers in bloom at this time of year, including Southern Marsh Orchids, as well as birds and butterflies on site, with Reserve Warden Gordon Dyne. Meet 2 pm at the Wilwell car park on the B680 between Ruddington and Wilford , on the left just before the ring road bridge (look out for reserve sign). Postcode for approx. location is NG2 7UT.     what3words = home  news  fuzzy.

For more information, please contact gordon.dyne@gmail.com

Sun 2nd June          Keyworth Meadow Nature Reserve Walk

Join Neil Pinder for a look at the Burial Grounds, then onto Keyworth Meadow Nature Reserve. Meet 9.30 am at Keyworth Burial Ground at the bend in Wysall Lane, postcode NG12 5A. what3words = alternate path timeless.

For more information contact Neil Pinder on 07981 928402

Sun 16th Jun           Dewberry Hill Nature Reserve

A walk round this hidden grassland wildlife haven on the edge of Radcliffe on Trent with Keith Wakerley, looking at wildflowers and butterflies. 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.

For more information, please contact gordon.dyne@gmail.com

Sun 7th July              Wilford Claypit Nature Reserve

Take a look at the natural history of this urban reserve with its range of flowers and butterflies with Gordon Dyne. Meet 10 am at the entrance gate on Compton Acres Way next to the Apple Tree pub. What 3words = stone tour pull.

For more information, please contact gordon.dyne@gmail.com

Sat 10th Aug             NET Tramland and Fairham Brook

Look at the flora on this habitat creation scheme on a site that is part of a “greater” Wilwell wildlife cluster, also linking to Fairham Brook. Meet 10 am at the Wilwell car park on the B680 between Ruddington and Wilford , on the left just before the ring road bridge (look out for reserve sign). Postcode for approx. location is NG2 7UT.     what3words = home  news  fuzzy.

For more information, please contact gordon.dyne@gmail.com

Sat 31st Aug                       Moth Morning at Wilwell Cutting Nature Reserve

Come and view in detail the contents of last night’s moth trap with Paul Dulwich. Please note that NUMBERS ARE LIMITED to allow people to get a good view of the night’s haul, so contact Gordon Dyne (gordon.dyne@gmail.com) to reserve a slot and for details. Meet 7 am at the Wilwell car park on the B680 between Ruddington and Wilford , on the left just before the ring road bridge (look out for reserve sign).

Postcode for approx. location is NG2 7UT.     what3words = home  news  fuzzy.

Sat 14th Sept           Bunny Hills walk

An autumn countryside walk across Bunny Moor onto Bunny Top and returning via Fairham Brook, circa 5 miles. Meet 10 am on the seats opposite the Rancliffe Arms on the main road through Bunny, what3words = burns film scaffold.

For more information, please contact gordon.dyne@gmail.com