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Wildlife On Your Doorstep

Wildlife On Your Doorstep

Get involved with our campaign Wildlife On Your Doorstep.

The “Wildlife On Your Doorstep” campaign was supported by Novozymes Biopharma (Now called Albumedics) and highlighted 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 ran a Gardening for Wildlife Census to help build a clearer picture of the value of the county's gardens for wildlife. We 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. 

Get involved!

Get your friends, family or colleagues involved and host a fundraising event yourself. It could be a cake stall or night in with friends. We have put together a full suite of resources available for download from the tab below including a Fundraising Ideas and Guidance Booklet

 

Wildlife On Your Doorstep was developed thanks to the support of our corporate partner Albumedics (Previously Novozymes).

Since 2009, Novozymes supported the development of first our Blue Butterfly scheme and then in later years helped launch one of our most successful campaigns – Mini Meadows.

Wildlife On Your Doorstep is a natural progression and helps us support wildlife through working with individuals, community groups, churches, schools and parish and district councils and brings together a number of elements of our partnership work under one banner. We wanted to build upon the success of Mini Meadows and help develop our grasslands message across a number of new audiences.

For several years the Wildlife Trust has operated its Blue Butterfly scheme which works with local authorities and large landowners to create new areas of meadow grassland. Badged as “Grasslands For Wildlife” there are now over 50 sites across the county.

At the same time the Trust has also delivered a wide and varied education programme that has included work on developing wildlife gardens in school grounds and towards the end of 2011 the Trust launched its “Churchyards for Wildlife” scheme which aims at encouraging more churches to create space for wildlife.

Wildlife on your Doorstep has four key categories:

Grassland for Wildlife  This scheme is aimed at Local Authorities, Parish Councils, private landowners or farmers and corporate organisations with large areas of potential grassland. We will create an accredited scheme where organisations have a site review every two years to ensure that the area is still being maintained correctly in order to keep their Blue Butterfly award status. To find out more and get involved, email [email protected]

Gardens for Wildlife Our target is individuals, community groups and corporates with small areas of green space. We’ll also include a few of our own sites as demonstration models – Faith Marriott, Little Holly Corner, Woodthorpe Meadow. Building on the Mini Meadow seed offer, we’ll also be providing information sheets and activities on wildlife gardening. We have launched a Wildlife Gardening Survey, and also link with other local projects such as Ecoworks. To find out more and get involved, email [email protected]

Churchyards for Wildlife This includes churches which have cemeteries or green spaces. A package of advice and support has been developed, which churches can buy into to help them establish and maintain their site. Each location will receive a plaque to display, plus information sheets for parishioners and visitors. To find out more download the Churchyards for Wildlife information sheet  and get involved by emailing Gary Cragg.

School Grounds for Wildlife This is aimed at schools with green space or wildlife gardens, and will be combined with a schools membership package, which is currently being developed and includes access to resource materials. To find out more and get involved, email Lynn Victor.

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Latest Wildlife On Your Doorstep News

30 Days Wild! - Ready to sign up?

Tuesday 11th April 2017

This June, take the challenge and do one wild thing every day! Why? It’s 30 Days Wild!

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Factsheets & Downloads

Fundraising Ideas & Guidance Booklet

Fundraising Ideas & Guidance Booklet

It's simple to get started and this booklet explains how, giving you some fundraising ideas and tips.

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Poster: To promote your event

Poster: To promote your event

Download and print this poster filling out the details of your event. Use it for promotion at your club, organisation or wherever you can get permission to display it.

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Poster: To promote Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trusts' work

Poster: To promote Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trusts' work

Ideal to display at your event. It shows what the Trust does and how your guests' support can help wildlife on your doorstep.

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Invitations

Invitations

Invite your friends, family and colleagues with these printable invitations. Don't forget to print the reverse too. That way anyone who is not able to attend can still take part by donating and making your event an even better success.

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Gift Aid Donation Form

Gift Aid Donation Form

Log donations on this form. It's also another way to make your fundraising even more successful by asking your supporters to tick the gift aid box; but only if they are UK tax payers. It adds an extra 25p to every £1 donated at no extra cost to the donor.

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Collection Tin Wraps

Collection Tin Wraps

Wrap these nifty little sheets around whatever coin collection receptacle you have and see how much you can raise at your event.

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Cake Recipe

Cake Recipe

Try this easy beetroot cake recipe to help your cake sales.

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Bug Cup Cakes

Bug Cup Cakes

Get the kids involved baking these easy bug inspired cup cakes.

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Bug Hunt

Bug Hunt

Go on a bug hunt with this downloadable I.D. sheet. It's for all ages at heart! Raise some money by being sponsored and see how many you can spot.

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Churchyards for Wildlife Blue Butterfly Scheme

Churchyards for Wildlife Blue Butterfly Scheme

Download the factsheet for more details and benefits of joining our Churchyards for Wildlife scheme.

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