Events, training courses and practical opportunities to help conserve local wildlife form a major part of our activities. See featured events below. For a full list with details download the What's On Events Guide
Events in the Wildlife Talk category
The Scottish Islands and Highlands
Thursday 3rd December
David Fox will take us on a tour around the majestic Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and meet some of the unique wildlife that makes its home in this impressive landscape. Meet at 7.30pm in Room 5, West Bridgford Methodist Church, (junction of Patrick Road and Musters Road), West Bridgford, NG2 7PQ. Admission £2.50 including refreshments; children free of charge.
The Life and Times of Robin Redbreast
Thursday 3rd December
David Parkin will be talking to the Newark Local Group. 7.30pm at Newark Library. £2.50 for NWT members, £3 for non-members. Refreshments available including home-made cakes. Raffle and NWT sales table including Christmas goods. No booking required.
Contact: Sue Leach 01636 681 154 or Shirley Hatcher 07905 256 896
Idle Valley Christmas Lecture - Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Wildlife
Friday 11th December
The Trust is delighted to host an evening with Mark Avery at the Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre. Mark is a blogger, author and environmental campaigner. He worked for the RSPB for 25 years, 13 of which were as Conservation Director. His published work includes A message from Martha, Inglorious and Behind the Binoculars and his lecture invites you to question how should you deploy your energies to do your best for wildlife in 2016.
This seasonal event will begin with a complimentary cold drink at 6.30pm (with a number of wildlife-inspired makers and artists selling works to browse and enjoy) and Mark’s talk commencing at 7:30pm. Following a refreshments break the Trust will host a Q & A which will be followed by a book signing.
For more information about Mark please visit his website: http://www.markavery.info.
Tickets are £10 per person and can be purchased from http://buytickets.at/nottinghamshirewildlifetrust/30498.
Venue: Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre, North Road, Retford (Please note if you are travelling to the site using Sat Nav please use the postcode DN22 8SG)
The Trust cafe will be open throughout the event serving seasonal fresh food, Fairtrade-brewed coffees and homemade seasonal cakes and specials.
A car parking donation of £2 per car is invited. All donations directly support the work of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.
Kamchatka – the Remotest Place on Earth?
Monday 14th December
Join Tim Melling and the Beeston Wildlife Group and find out more about this area in the far east of Russia, where bears outnumber people. Tim’s legendary enthusiasm to deliver the stories about the creatures that inhabit this very special place will make this a pre-Christmas treat. Adults £2, children £1, including refreshments. 7.30pm at Trent Vale Infant School, Trent Road, Beeston Rylands.
Contact: Bill Wheatley 0115 925 0208 or Nigel Slater 0115 916 6518
The Fair Isle Bird Observatory
Thursday 7th January
Learn about the important work done by the Fair Isle Bird Observatory in recording seabird populations and understanding migration patterns at a talk by David Parkin to the South Notts Local Group. Meet at 7.30pm in Room 5, West Bridgford Methodist Church, (junction of Patrick Road and Musters Road), West Bridgford, NG2 7PQ. Admission £2.50 including refreshments; children free of charge.