Campaigns & Projects
There are several campaigns you can get involved with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Calling all budding wildlife photographers!
Photography is one of the many ways you can get out and embrace the natural wonders Nottinghamshire has to offer. Whether it’s capturing interesting animals or plants, breath-taking wildlife habitats or the integration of people and nature - soaking up wildlife through the lens is a truly great way to connect ourselves more with nature.
We are seeking entries to our Wildlife on your Doorstep Photographic Competition.
Photographs can be submitted in three categories - A Living Landscape, Splendid Species and Young Photographer (under 16s) - and must be taken in Nottinghamshire.
There are some great prizes for the winner of each category and the winning photographs will be featured in the Winter issue of Nottinghamshire Wildlife.
The competition is being organised by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's South Notts Local Group, in memory of late Wildlife Trust stalwart, Dennis Heffernan - an active member of the Group.
Click on the following links to download the competiton rules and guidance notes and competition entry form to accompany your photos. If you would prefer to email in your entries, please use the Microsoft WORD version of the entry form which can be found at the bottom of our Publications Section
Entries can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org until Friday 25 September 2015.
Photographs can be submitted in three categories -
• A Living Landscape
• Splendid Species
• Young Photographer (under 16s)
Photographs must be taken in Nottinghamshire.
Closing date - 25 September 2015
Thanks to the support of our members, partners and the general public, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has been able to extend its much loved Skylarks Nature Reserve and to carry out an extensive programme of work to make the site better for both wildlife and people. Thanks to the funding raised through our Skylarks Appeal, in addtion to carrying out habitat and access improvements we will also be working with Nottinghamshire County Council's community archaeology team to deliver a programme of events and actvities for schools, young people and local families.
To find out more about the site and the work our supporters have helped fund, why not come along to one of our events? For further details click on the News & Events tab below.
Whilst we have now purchased the land we still need the support of Members and donors to enable us to care for sites such as Skylarks Nature Reserve. You can help us do more for local wildlife by joining or donating today using one of the buttons on the right.
Help to save your local heathland!
Lowland heathland is one of our rarest and most threatened habitats. It's also home to many interesting animals and plants.
Over the last century we lost over 85% of our lowland heathland in Nottinghamshire. Between 2012 and 2014 Sherwood's Historic Heathlands project raised awareness of this special habitat and restored some of the heathland that was lost in the past.
The project forms part of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's commitment to promoting and restoring the county's heathlands. Find out how you can help us do more by clicking here
Get involved with our campaign Wildlife On Your Doorstep.
The “Wildlife On Your Doorstep” campaign is supported by Novozymes Biopharma and highlights the range of ways that Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is working with partners to protect the county's wildlife and provides information on how individuals, schools, companies and other organisations can play a role in protecting wildlife in the heart of local communities.
As part of the campaign we are running a Gardening for Wildlife Census to help build a clearer picture of the value of the county's gardens for wildlife. We've had hundreds of responses, with birds such as balckbird and robin vying for top spot as people's favourite garden visitor. As well as telling us about the wildlife they have seen, many respondents are also keen to receive information about how they can imporve their gardens for wildlife. As a result, we are now developing a range of factsheets and other resources such as our full colour planting guide.
Updates on results from the Census can be found in the 'News & Events' section below.
Across Nottinghamshire people held Garden Parties again this year over the weekend Friday 5th June to Sunday 7th June 2015 to raise funds for our work. Get your friends, family or colleagues involved and host one yourself. We have put together a full suite of resources available for download from the tab below including a Fundraising Ideas and Guidance Booklet.
Following the success of our Ecominds mental health programme at the Idle Valley, we are delighted that Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group has agreed to fund the continuing delivery of our ecotherapy service. Now known as Recovery, the project welcomes people who suffer with their mental health, and delivers eco-therapy relating to horticulture and conservation-based tasks. This will be delivered in a new partnership with MIND with whom we are also working to develop funding opportunities for a county-wide programme of ecotherapy provision.
The Idle Valley Nature Reserve, on the outskirts of Retford, is a former gravel extraction site which is now being restored to wetland habitat, mixed grassland and woodland. The nature reserve provides a beautiful and inspirational setting in which to learn new skills and develop an understanding of wildlife conservation and horticulture.