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High profile environmental campaigner and writer to visit Idle Valley

Tuesday 29th September

High profile environmental campaigner and writer to visit Idle Valley

Author, journalist and campaigner George Monbiot will visit Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's largest nature reserve on October 16th ahead of a sell-out lecture on the subject of re-wilding. Mr Monbiot will tour the reserve ahead of the evening lecture at North Notts College's Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre. The lecture forms part of a series which will feature blogger, author and campaigner Mark Avery. TV wildlife expert & Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Vice President Mike Dilger on January 15th and Guardian columnist Patrick Barkham in March.

Speaking on behalf of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, the county’s largest locally based conservation charity, series organiser Trish Evans said: “The Idle Valley Nature Reserve is an amazing site and the Rural Learning Centre is a fantastic facility and we wanted to create a series of environmentally themed lectures to really inspire audiences and put us on the map as not just a great place to see and enjoy wildlife but to learn about it too.”

Mr Monbiots lecture will cover the fascinating subject of Rewilding, the concept of restoring and protecting natural processes at a landscape scale and protecting or potentially reintroducing apex predators and keystone species. For more information about the lecture series and other events at the Idle Valley please visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events

The Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre is owned by North Notts College. Nottinghamshire Wildlife operates a café and visitor reception for the nature reserve from the centre as well as renting office space in the Centre for its North Notts operations. The centre acts as a gateway Idle Valley Nature Reserve and the wider landscape of the valley which is noted for its bird life, particularly in autumn and winter. 

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