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

Thursday 4th February

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

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, beaten only by The Wildlife Trusts of South & West Wales’ Skomer Island off the Pembrokeshire coast. A double whammy for the Wildlife Trusts of which also came second in Britain’s Favourite Charitable Organisation!

Since October 2015, LandLove readers have been voting in their thousands to crown their countryside champions for the second year in a row, and finally the results are in. They aim to celebrate the very best things about the British countryside. Attenborough Nature Reserve was one of four Nottinghamshire based winners across the categories, helping to recognise what a great destination Nottinghamshire is.

Attenborough Nature Reserve is a wetland wildlife haven, located in the south west of the county and is celebrating its 50th year in 2016.

Tim Sexton, Assistant Manager at Attenborough Nature Centre based on the reserve said, “After a recent refresh of the centre we are looking forward to celebrating the last 50 years of the reserve as well as planning to welcome even more people to enjoy the facilities and wildlife in the future and next 50 years!”

Attenborough’s beautiful complex of flooded former gravel pits and islands provides 360 acres of exceptional habitat for a wide range of plants, birds and other wildlife, including Bitterns being recorded in the last few years. The Nature Reserve is nationally designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the award-winning Nature Centre is an ideal gateway to this natural haven providing a shop and cafe.

Bird hides are dotted around the reserve to view the wildlife of this wetland site and nature walks can be taken around its trails. The reserve plays host to a number of events with activities for all ages and abilities including children’s holiday clubs, courses for adults and family events.

If you would like to visit or attend an event at Attenborough Nature Reserve then please visit www.attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk for further information or call 0115 972 1777.

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