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Eakring Meadows

Eakring Meadows The reserve is a fine example of species-rich meadows which have developed on damp or wet soils. Thie resulting wildflower meadows includes many interesting grasses and flowers including sweet vernal, red fescue, Yorkshire fog, lady's smock and ragged robin. Spring and early summer is the best time of year to enjoy the flowers and butterflies.
 

How to get to Eakring Meadows

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The reserve (SK700621 west end, and SK709618 east end) lies about two miles east of Eakring, to the south of Kersall and on the north side of the minor road from the A616 near Caunton to the A614 just north of Bilsthorpe.  A public footpath from Kneesall crosses the reserve at SK703622 and another crosses Penny Pasture Common at SK697623. If using SatNav, enter NG22 0AY for the west end of the reserve, or NG22 0BJ for the eastern end and follow the directions above.

Why not explore these nearby reserves: Mansey Common & Duke's Wood.

 

The reserve covers a series of five wet meadows totalling 9 hectares and bordered by a stream known as the Beck. It is part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which includes Penny Pasture Common to the west, also managed by the Wildlife Trust. The meadows and associated ancient hedgerow were purchased by the Trust in 1981 and 1982. The adjacent copses of willow and hawthorn across the stream are managed by agreement with the owners, Thoresby Estates.

The site is one of the best remaining neutral grasslands in the county. It is a fine example of species-rich meadows developed on damp, often wet soils. The dominant grasses are sweet vernal grass, red fescue and Yorkshire fog with patches of greater pond sedge. Characteristic flowering plants include great burnet, lady’s smock and ragged robin. In wetter areas marsh marigold, and in drier areas cowslip and wood goldilocks, are abundant. A good variety of breeding birds have been recorded, including snipe, lapwing, tawny owl, sedge warbler and reed bunting. Many other species use the reserve for feeding and roosting, and wintering species include jack snipe and teal with regular flocks of finches and thrushes. Small mammals present include field vole, pygmy shrew, water vole, mole, and pipistrelle bat. The meadows are important for butterflies and contain good numbers of meadow brown, large and small skipper, small heath, gatekeeper, small tortoiseshell, peacock and red admiral.

The wet areas, ponds and the stream provide ideal habitat for dragonflies, damselflies and aquatic invertebrates. Parts of the roadside hedge are of considerable age and contain a remarkable range of shrubs providing breeding habitat for high populations of whitethroat, blackbird, chaffinch, dunnock, wren and wood mouse.

For some more pictures of the reserve please go to our flickr set

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157627067059610/


 

Facilities


Opening times

The reserve is open to the public but care should be taken to avoid damaging the wildflowers if visiting during May and June. Please take care to avoid trampling the hay crop, or disturbing grazing livestock.

 

Events at Eakring Meadows

Wild Play Attenborough

Thursday 28th September 2017

Child-led activities to encourage exploration, confidence and creativity. Suitable for 2 to 4 year olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. 10am-12 noon. £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Wild Tots Idle Valley

Thursday 28th September 2017

Get your little one out in the great outdoors. Messy play and sensory activities for under 5s all inspired by a wildlife-focused story book. 10.30-11.30am, £4.50 per child. Outdoor clothing is essential. Parents and guardians are required to stay with their children. Booking required.
Contact: Rural Learning Centre 01777 858 245


Attenborough Forest School

Friday 29th September 2017

Have fun and learn in the woods with our Forest School Group for families who home educate. Mud play, campfires, woodland crafts, minibeast hunts and more to encourage exploration, confidence, imagination and creativity. For children aged 5 to 11 years but younger siblings welcome. Children should be accompanied by an adult. £6 per child. 1.30pm to 3.30pm. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Science Festival

Friday 29th September 2017

Come along and see Attenborough transformed at night. Gaze at the stars using powerful telescopes, fun space activities, and learn about nature at night. Some activities will be weather dependent. Suitable for children aged 5+. 6.30-10pm, £8. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Green Rangers Skylarks

Saturday 30th September 2017

Are you aged 13-19 years old, like being outdoors and keeping active? If so, then join our Green Rangers and help us look after our Skylarks Nature Reserve! Our varied programme includes tree coppicing, scrub clearance, bird box making, and lots more. Booking essential. 11am-1pm, free of charge. Contact: Andrew Shaw 0115 958 8242 / (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Wild Tots Attenborough

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Parent and toddler sessions suitable for 2 to 4 year olds. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult. 10.30am-12 noon and 1-2.30pm, £ 6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Wild Play Attenborough

Thursday 5th October 2017

Child-led activities to encourage exploration, confidence and creativity. Suitable for 2 to 4 year olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. 10am-12 noon. £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Attenborough Forest School

Friday 6th October 2017

Have fun and learn in the woods with our Forest School Group for families who home educate. Mud play, campfires, woodland crafts, minibeast hunts and more to encourage exploration, confidence, imagination and creativity. For children aged 5 to 11 years but younger siblings welcome. Children should be accompanied by an adult. £6 per child. 1.30pm to 3.30pm. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Wild Kids Attenborough

Saturday 7th October 2017

Join us as we explore Attenborough Nature Reserve to find out about our amazing wildlife. Suitable for children aged 4 and over. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 10.15am – 12.15pm. £6 per child. No need to book, just turn up at 10.15am.


Autumn Bird Identification Walk

Saturday 7th October 2017

Improve your identification of autumn birds using sight and sound. 9-11am, £6. Book all three autumn walks for £15. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.


Wildlife Photography in the Autumn

Saturday 7th October 2017

Join professional photographer, Iain McMillan, for a morning of wildlife photography around the reserve. Learn how to get the best from your own equipment and use Iain’s extensive range of professional kit. 8.30-11.30am, £35. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.


Autumn Bird Identification

Sunday 8th October 2017

In autumn large numbers of migrant visitors arrive on our shores to spend winter here. By the end of the day you’ll have the confidence to identify both migrant and resident autumn birds. Includes an afternoon walk to put your new skills into practice. 10am-3pm, £35. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.


Wild Play Attenborough

Thursday 12th October 2017

Child-led activities to encourage exploration, confidence and creativity. Suitable for 2 to 4 year olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. 10am-12 noon. £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Wild Tots Skylarks

Thursday 12th October 2017

Join us for a morning of outdoor activities as we explore Skylarks Nature Reserve. Suitable for children aged 2 to 4 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 10.30am-12 noon, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Attenborough Forest School

Friday 13th October 2017

Have fun and learn in the woods with our Forest School Group for families who home educate. Mud play, campfires, woodland crafts, minibeast hunts and more to encourage exploration, confidence, imagination and creativity. For children aged 5 to 11 years but younger siblings welcome. Children should be accompanied by an adult. £6 per child. 1.30pm to 3.30pm. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Introduction to Microscopy

Saturday 14th October 2017

Join Tom Hartman from the University of Nottingham for an introduction to wildlife microscopy. Whether you’re new to microscopy or would like to improve your skills, Tom with guide you through the use of different types of microscope to study a wide range of subjects, from plants to invertebrates to minerals. 10am-4pm, £35. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.


Green Rangers Skylarks

Saturday 14th October 2017

Are you aged 13-19 years old, like being outdoors and keeping active? If so, then join our Green Rangers and help us look after our Skylarks Nature Reserve! Our varied programme includes tree coppicing, scrub clearance, bird box making, and lots more. Booking essential. 11am-1pm, free of charge. Contact: Andrew Shaw 0115 958 8242 / (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Wild Play Attenborough

Thursday 19th October 2017

Child-led activities to encourage exploration, confidence and creativity. Suitable for 2 to 4 year olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. 10am-12 noon. £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Attenborough Forest School

Friday 20th October 2017

Have fun and learn in the woods with our Forest School Group for families who home educate. Mud play, campfires, woodland crafts, minibeast hunts and more to encourage exploration, confidence, imagination and creativity. For children aged 5 to 11 years but younger siblings welcome. Children should be accompanied by an adult. £6 per child. 1.30pm to 3.30pm. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Beeston Wildlife Group Walk

Saturday 21st October 2017

Join the group for a guided walk around Attenborough Nature Reserve. 10am - 1pm. Meet in the car park.
Contact: Nigel Slater 0115 916 6518 or Martin Butler 07847 015 151
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Green Rangers - Activity Day

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Join the Attenborough Reserve Officer and help us manage this amazing nature reserve. Practical habitat management work for young people aged 13 years and over. Parental consent form required. 1.30-3.30pm, FREE!
Contact: Andrew Shaw 0115 972 1777


Attenborough Holiday Club – Spiders

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Join us as we discover more about our eight-legged friends at Attenborough Nature Reserve. Suitable for children aged 4 and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some activities take place outside so please come dressed for the weather! 10.15am-12.15pm, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Attenborough Holiday Club – Spiders

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Join us as we discover more about our eight-legged friends at Attenborough Nature Reserve. Suitable for children aged 4 and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some activities take place outside so please come dressed for the weather! 10.15am-12.15pm, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Green Rangers – Taster Day

Thursday 26th October 2017

Join the Green Rangers at Attenborough for a day of activities, including habitat management, surveying wildlife and other fun activities. For young people aged 13 years and over. Parental consent form required. Snacks and hot drinks provided, but please bring your own lunch. 10am- 2pm, £12 per person. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Wild Woodlands

Thursday 26th October 2017

Join us for an exciting day of activities in our woods at Idle Valley. You will learn how to light fires safely, build your own shelters and learn bushcraft skills. You will also get a chance to explore the wildlife in a woodland setting. For children aged 8-14, 10.30am-2.00pm, £12. Outdoor clothing and a packed lunch are essential. Parents and guardians are not required to attend. Booking required.
Contact: Rural Learning Centre 01777 858 245


Wild Play Attenborough

Thursday 26th October 2017

Child-led activities to encourage exploration, confidence and creativity. Suitable for 2 to 4 year olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. 10am-12 noon. £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Skylarks Holiday Club - Autumn Adventure

Friday 27th October 2017

Join us as we discover the autumn wildlife at Skylarks Nature Reserve, including our eight-legged friends! Suitable for children aged 4 and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Please note that all the activities take place outside so please come dressed for the weather! 10.30am-12.30pm, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Wild Play Idle Valley

Friday 27th October 2017

Become an Idle Valley wildlife explorer and take part in one of our wildlife experiences. In this session we will be using sweep nets to find out about the invertebrates that live in grassland habitats. For children aged 5 +, £6 per child. 10.30am – 12.00 noon. Outdoor clothing is essential. Parents and guardians are required to stay with their children. Booking essential.
Contact: Rural Learning Centre 01777 858 245


Fungi for Beginners

Sunday 29th October 2017

Learn how to identify common mushrooms, discover the folklore surrounding them and learn how to classify edible and poisonous species. Includes the study of specimens and a foray around Attenborough Nature Reserve. Leader: Dr Patrick Harding. 10.30am-4.30pm, £35. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.


Wild Play Attenborough

Thursday 2nd November 2017

Child-led activities to encourage exploration, confidence and creativity. Suitable for 2 to 4 year olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. 10am-12 noon. £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Martin Hughes-Games: Courting Controversy

Friday 3rd November 2017

Martin is best known as one of the presenters on the BBC’s Winterwatch, Springwatch and Autumnwatch series. Join him at the Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre for an evening talk, Q&A and book signing. His talk will take a look at how wildlife film makers produce amazing footage and discuss the techniques used to get the shots they want. 7.30-10.00pm, doors open 6.30pm. £18.95 or £21.95, refreshments available. Booking essential: http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.


Autumn Bird Identification Walk

Saturday 4th November 2017

Improve your identification of autumn birds using sight and sound. 9-11am, £6. Book all three autumn walks for £15. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.


Wildlife Photography in the Autumn

Saturday 4th November 2017

Join professional photographer, Iain McMillan, for a morning of wildlife photography around the reserve. Learn how to get the best from your own equipment and use Iain’s extensive range of professional kit. 8.30-11.30am, £35. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.


Wild Kids Attenborough

Saturday 4th November 2017

Join us as we explore Attenborough Nature Reserve to find out about our amazing wildlife. Suitable for children aged 4 and over. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 10.15am – 12.15pm. £6 per child. No need to book, just turn up at 10.15am.


Green Rangers Skylarks

Saturday 4th November 2017

Are you aged 13-19 years old, like being outdoors and keeping active? If so, then join our Green Rangers and help us look after our Skylarks Nature Reserve! Our varied programme includes tree coppicing, bird box making, pond dipping, bushcraft and lots more. Booking essential. 11am-1pm, free of charge.
Contact: Andrew Shaw 0115 958 8242


Introduction to Bryophytes

Sunday 5th November 2017

Learn the principles of bryophyte identification focusing on the larger, more common species, and learn where to look for them. You’ll also cover the ecology and biology of mosses in Britain. Lunch and refreshments are included. 9.30am-4.30pm, £45 per person. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.


Wild Tots Attenborough

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Parent and toddler sessions suitable for 2 to 4 year olds. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult. 10.30am-12 noon and 1-2.30pm, £ 6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Wild Tots Skylarks

Thursday 9th November 2017

Join us for a morning of outdoor activities as we explore Skylarks Nature Reserve. Suitable for children aged 2 to 4 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 10.30am-12 noon, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Wild Play Attenborough

Thursday 9th November 2017

Child-led activities to encourage exploration, confidence and creativity. Suitable for 2 to 4 year olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. 10am-12 noon. £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Green Rangers - Activity Day

Sunday 19th November 2017

Join the Attenborough Reserve Officer and help us manage this amazing nature reserve. Practical habitat management work for young people aged 13 years and over. Parental consent form required. 1.30-3.30pm, FREE!
Contact: Andrew Shaw 0115 972 1777


Beeston Wildlife Group Walk

Saturday 25th November 2017

Join the group for a guided walk around Attenborough Nature Reserve. 10am - 1pm. Meet in the car park.
Contact: Nigel Slater 0115 916 6518 or Martin Butler 07847 015 151
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Stephen Moss: Birds Britannia

Friday 1st December 2017

Stephen Moss is a BAFTA award-winning TV producer, naturalist and TV presenter. Best known for his work on Springwatch, Stephen also produced Big Cat Diary, Birds Britannia and Birding with Bill Oddie. Join Stephen at the Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre for an evening talk, Q&A and book signing. During his talk he will talk about why the British are so obsessed with birds. 7.30-10.00pm, doors open 6.30pm. £18.95 or £21.95, refreshments available. Booking essential: http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.


Winter Bird Identification Walk

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Improve your identification of winter birds using sight and sound. 9-11am, £6. To book visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.


Wildlife Photography in the Winter

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Join professional photographer, Iain McMillan, for a morning of wildlife photography around Attenborough Nature Reserve. Learn how to get the best from your own equipment and use Iain’s extensive range of professional kit. 8.30-11.30am, £35. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.


Wild Kids Attenborough

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Join us as we explore Attenborough Nature Reserve to find out about our amazing wildlife. Suitable for children aged 4 and over. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 10.15am – 12.15pm. £6 per child. No need to book, just turn up at 10.15am.


Adult Christmas Wreaths

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Come along to Attenborough and make a wreath out of natural materials. 1.30-3.30pm, £15 per adult including all materials, tea/coffee and a mince pie. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.


Green Rangers Skylarks

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Are you aged 13-19 years old, like being outdoors and keeping active? If so, then join our Green Rangers and help us look after our Skylarks Nature Reserve! Our varied programme includes tree coppicing, scrub clearance, bird box making, and lots more. Booking essential. 11am-1pm, free of charge. Contact: Andrew Shaw 0115 958 8242 / (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Adult Christmas Wreaths

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Come along to Attenborough and make a wreath out of natural materials. 1.30-3.30pm, £15 per adult including all materials, tea/coffee and a mince pie. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.


Wild Tots Attenborough

Wednesday 6th December 2017

Parent and toddler sessions suitable for 2 to 4 year olds. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult. 10.30am-12 noon and 1-2.30pm, £ 6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Winter Tree Identification

Saturday 9th December 2017

Learn how to identify common trees in winter, without using leaves, at our Idle Valley Reserve. Includes analysis of a wide range of samples followed by a field session on the reserve. 10am-3pm, £35. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.


Idle Valley Christmas Lecture – Lighting Up Nature

Sunday 10th December 2017

Join Rick Berry from Wise Owl Environmental Education for an interactive talk on light in nature. Take part in fun experiments that show how animals see light, and how some animals can even make their own light! Suitable for children age 6+ and their families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2-3pm, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Lectures category. 


Wild Tots Skylarks

Thursday 14th December 2017

Join us for a morning of outdoor activities as we explore Skylarks Nature Reserve. Suitable for children aged 2 to 4 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 10.30am-12 noon, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Wild Kids Skylarks

Saturday 16th December 2017

Join us as we explore Skylarks Nature Reserve and make some natural Christmas decorations to take home. Suitable for children aged 4 and over. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 10.15am – 12.15pm, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category. 


Green Rangers - Activity Day

Sunday 17th December 2017

Join the Attenborough Reserve Officer and help us manage this amazing nature reserve. Practical habitat management work for young people aged 13 years and over. Parental consent form required. 1.30-3.30pm, FREE!
Contact: Andrew Shaw 0115 972 1777


News from Eakring Meadows

Wildlife Trust issues open inviation to visit Trentside Nature Reserve at Farndon

Tuesday 12th September 2017

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has today issued an open invitation for people to visit its Farndon Willow Holt Nature Reserve this weekend…....................

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Wildlife Watch goes from strength to strength across the county

Tuesday 15th August 2017

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has long-established groups across the county and over the past few months we’ve been able to launch two great new groups thanks to the efforts of dedicated local volunteers and support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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We’re being supported by funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Thursday 26th January 2017

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is delighted to receive funding again for its woodland wildlife experiences for children and families during 2017.

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2017 Wildlife Lecture Series

Thursday 24th November 2016

Are you still looking for that perfect Christmas present for a family member or friend? Do you want to make your new year’s resolution to learn more about nature? Then obtaining a ticket for one of our superb guest lectures may just be the thing for you!

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Deep disappointment following decision to allow drilling close to nature reserve

Tuesday 15th November 2016

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has spoken of its deep disappointment that Nottinghamshire County Council’s Planning Committee has voted in support of an application for exploratory drilling at Misson Springs – just 125m from the Charity’s Misson Carr Nature Reserve in north Nottinghamshire…..

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Another first for much loved Nottinghamshire nature reserve

Thursday 1st September 2016

Attenborough Nature Reserve continues to reveal new species thanks to the eagle eyed staff.

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Community rallies to help support access improvements at Trent Vale Nature Reserve

Thursday 25th August 2016

On Thursday August 18th, staff and volunteers from Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust were joined at Besthorpe Nature Reserve by members of the local community and local community representatives as the charity unveiled a range of access improvements at this important and popular nature reserve…..

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Wildlife Trust family friendly open day to help people discover city woodland gem

Tuesday 16th August 2016

On Friday August 19th, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust will be hosting a family friendly open day between 1pm and 4pm at Sellers Wood Nature Reserve off Wood Link, Bulwell to enable city residents to discover one of Nottingham’s little known wildlife gems…...

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Wildlife Trust calls on health sector to develop a sustainable funding model for natural therapies

Monday 16th May 2016

Mental Health Awareness week is upon us (16-22nd May 2016), but for local award-winning mental health project -  Recovery - based at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Idle Valley reserve, there is little to celebrate.

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Brewery re-launches special Idle Valley ‘Reserve’ Ale

Friday 22nd April 2016

Brewery re-launches special ‘Reserve’ Ale to highlight Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s largest nature reserve.

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Attenborough Exhibits Michael Warren Originals

Tuesday 19th April 2016

Renowned wildlife artist to hold special exhibition to raise funds for work at much loved Attenborough Nature Reserve over 50th Anniversary weekend.

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Springtime is here at the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Thursday 24th March 2016

Shake off those winter cobwebs and get back to nature this April with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. There is a packed schedule of events with a variety of activities suitable for the whole family and wildlife lovers of all ages and interests are encouraged to get involved and try something different.

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Celebrating 50th Anniversary of wildlife charities special meeting

Friday 11th March 2016

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of wildlife charities special meeting – leading to the formation of county-wide network of local groups.

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Birdwatchers raise hundreds of pounds for Wildlife Trust

Friday 26th February 2016

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust today presented a special ‘Sponsored Birdwatch’ Trophy for the 1st time in over a decade.

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Hero or Villian? Ambitious lecture series set for fascinating finale with topical badger discussion

Monday 22nd February 2016

Our ambitious lecture series is set for a fascinating finale with a topical event focused on badgers by Guardian journalist Patrick Barkham.

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Children’s Wildlife Drawing Competition Launched

Tuesday 16th February 2016

As part of The Wildlife Trusts’ national ‘every child wild’ campaign, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is delighted to launch an exciting drawing competition for children at the Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre, near Retford.

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First Time Marathon Runner Attempts Robin Hood Marathon for Sherwood Wildlife

Monday 15th February 2016

Grace Clark, a City Council worker at Glenbrook Management Centre, has taken up the challenge of running the full Nottingham Robin Hood Marathon to fundraise for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s campaign ‘Champions of Sherwood’.

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Don’t let the kids drive you wild this half-term

Monday 8th February 2016

If you’re not sure what to do with the kids at half-term, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has a packed programme of events at its Idle Valley Nature Reserve meaning you can have a great day out on your doorstep.

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Wildlife Trusts Reserves Come 1st & 2nd in Britain’s favourite nature reserve

Thursday 4th February 2016

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is proud to announce that it’s Attenborough Nature Reserve has been chosen by voters in LandLove Magazine’s Awards as Britain’s second favourite nature reserve.

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Players of People’s Postcode set to support new woodland workshop programme

Monday 18th January 2016

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, the county’s largest locally based conservation charity, has welcomed the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery for an ambitious education programme which will help to connect children and families with the natural world…..

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The eyes have it

Monday 11th January 2016

A species of flatworm, so new to science it doesn’t even have a name yet, has recently been confirmed at the Attenborough Nature Reserve, near Nottingham…..

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Wildlife Trust Wetland Wildlife Weekend

Thursday 19th November 2015

This weekend, Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November 2015 is the Wildlife Trusts Wetland Wildlife Weekend.

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Wildlife Trust gearing up for biggest event of the year at Idle Valley

Tuesday 29th September 2015

Staff and volunteers at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust are preparing for the largest event of the year at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve. This year’s Autumn Festival will be bigger and better than evenr and will be a celebration of local wildlife and the season.

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High profile environmental campaigner and writer to visit Idle Valley

Tuesday 29th September 2015

Writer and environmental campaigner George Monbiot will visit Idle Valley Nature Reserve next month ahead of a sell-out lecture on the subject or Re-wilding…..

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Nightjar success at Sherwood Forest Nature Reserve

Wednesday 12th August 2015

Wildlife Trust hails success of habitat restoration as pair of rare nightjars take up residence at Sherwood Forest Nature Reserve.

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High profile lecture series set to put charity’s largest site at Idle Valley on the map

Wednesday 5th August 2015

Wildlife Trust to welcome high profile speakers to its Idle Valley Nature Reserve, including George Monbiot (pictured).

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Much loved nature reserve gears up for another ‘Bioblitz’

Monday 15th June 2015

Staff and volunteers at Nottinghamshire Wildlife’s Attenborough Nature Reserve are gearing up for their annual wildlife surveying spectacular, an event known as a Bioblitz. The aim of the two day event is to gather data on a range of wild species, from plants and insects to birds, mammals and fish to help ensure that the site is in good heatlth and to help shape decisions about the future management of the site. Speaking about the Bioblitz, Head of Communications Erin McDaid said: “Survey records are the starting point for all good conservation work. We need to know what species are living on a site in order to be able to make informed decsions about how it should be managed. On an established nature reserve such as Attenborough, regular species surveys help us to check if management is working and helps us spot positive and negative trends in species populations. If we notice that a species is on the increase this may be a sign that management is working or if we note species are in decline we can sometimes do more to help them. The other real benefit of Bioblitz events is that people get to see, enjoy and learn about a wide range of species.

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Bittern Young at Attenborough!

Tuesday 9th June 2015

Wildlife Trust hopes that first time breeding success could be the start of a mini bittern population boom.

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Recovery - Idle Valley Needs Your Votes!

Thursday 7th May 2015

The Recovery ecotherapy project based at Idle Valley Nature Reserve is an award-winning therapeutic conservation and horticultural service for people in Bassetlaw experiencing mental health problems, which was initially funded by Ecominds, a partnership between Mind and the Big Lottery Fund. The project now needs more funds to continue.

Recovery has been successful in being included in the Aviva Community Fund but it needs your help by voting. The more votes the project gets the better as the top few will then be put forward to a final panel of judges to award the £10,000.

All you need to do is go to https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/1220/ and register your email to gain 10 votes to use.

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Join us as we celebrate 10 years of success at Attenborough Nature Centre

Friday 13th March 2015

Join Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust as we celebrate 10 years of success at the Attenborough Nature Centre. Our ‘birthday’ weekend on March 21st & 22nd will be packed with family friendly activities and great opportunities to enjoy the site’s wildlife.

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Open Day set to celebrate Skylarks funding success

Friday 13th March 2015

Join Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust on Saturday 11th April for a day of celebration at the recently extended Skylarks Nature Reserve at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham.Skylarks Open Day

There will be a range of activities throughout the day, plus guided walks at 10.00am and 2.00pm
For further details contact Ruth Testa on 0115 958 8242 or email (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Development of new wetland nature reserve recieves £607,000 boost

Thursday 31st July 2014

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust have been successful in securing over £1 million of funding towards the ‘Not a Blott on the Landscape’ project – our most successful fundraising campaign for a conservation project in our 50 year history.,,,,

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Rare Bat roost found at Attenborough

Thursday 10th October 2013

A rare migratory bat, the Nathusius’ pipistrelle, has been discovered roosting for the first time in Nottinghamshire.

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Tern up for the books

Thursday 12th September 2013

The arrival of a rare white-winged black tern has caused real excitement at Attenborough Nature Reserve in the past few days.

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Study reveals reserve’s secret past

Tuesday 9th July 2013

A recent archaeological study of our Girton Grasslands Nature Reserve, near Girton, has revealed that it was in fact created as a ingenious solution to a common problem.

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