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Wildlife in Broxtowe

Broxtowe has varied landscape set between the large busy conurbation of Nottingham to the east, the quieter deep rural character of parts of Derbyshire to the northwest and Sherwood Forest to the northeast. A wide range of habitats occur on geology ranging from dry and calcareous to wet and acid areas. Agriculture varies from traditional low intensity grazing to large modern arable farms. As well as the River Trent itself, wetland and waterbodies (gravel pits), reed bed, marshes are associated with the Trent valley. Wet woodland with willows and alder along with flood plain meadow provide a mosaic of wet land habitats. The old Nottingham coal fields provide wet grasslands and woodland, mixed woodland, acid woodland, neutral-acid grasslands, and lowland pasture.

Projects and activities in Broxtowe

Attenborough Nature Centre

Attenborough Nature Centre acts as a gateway to the popular Attenborough Nature Reserve.

Attenborough Nature Centre

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Nature reserves in Broxtowe

Jacksdale

This grassland nature reserve also has an area of new woodland which was planted some years ago. Meadow brown, common blue, small tortoiseshell and peacock butterflies feed on the knapweed, vetches, trefoils and burnet in the grassy areas. Birds to be seen include kestrel and skylark, as well as kingfisher flying along the river.

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Jacksdale

Erewash Meadows

The River Erewash flows through this wetland nature reserve. The waters of the river and newly-created pond and reedbed areas attract birds such as water rails, reed buntings and lapwings.

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Erewash Meadows

Seller’s Wood

This ancient coppiced woodland covers more than 14 hectares and is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as a result of its wildlife value. Whilst enjoyable at any time of year, springtime shows the reserve at its best.

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Seller’s Wood

Chilwell Meadow

Chilwell Meadow is an important preserved fragment of the wet meadows that were once common in the Trent valley. In late spring and early summer, look out for wild flowers such as yellow rattle, bird’s foot trefoil and common spotted orchid.

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Chilwell Meadow

Attenborough

This 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. 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.

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News from Broxtowe

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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Trust seeking wildlife heroes

Monday 23rd January 2017

The search is on for local wildlife heroes as we launch the 2017 Wildlife on your Doorstep Awards. Nominations are being sought from across the county in the following categories: Schools, Individuals, Group / Project….......

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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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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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Stay Wild – 365 Days A Year!

Tuesday 5th July 2016

Now July is here, there’s no need to stop going wild – in fact, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust wants people to ‘Stay Wild’. Just because June has come to an end, it doesn’t mean that we have to stop loving, experiencing and taking action for nature.

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Wildlife Trust campaign gets off to a ‘wild’ start

Monday 6th June 2016

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s challenge to people across the county to make time for wildlife in their daily lives through the month of June has got off to a ‘wild’ start.

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New 30 Days Wild app: Tips to help make room for nature this June

Tuesday 24th May 2016

Finding new ways to experience encounters with the natural world is about to get easier with a new app offering users more than 100 ‘Random Acts of Wildness’ – simple actions people can take to help or connect with nature. 

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Wildlife Trust highlights unsung local wildlife heroes with awards

Monday 9th May 2016

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, has celebrated the contribution of local wildlife heroes by awarding 13 Wildlife on Your Doorstep Awards.

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Wildlife group looks to build birdwatch fundraiser after successful re-launch.

Wednesday 20th April 2016

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, the county’s largest locally based wildlife charity, has today issued a call for teams to enter its traditional Sponsored Birdwatch fundraising event.

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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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Nature connection at the heart of a happy, healthy life

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Results of UK’s first month-long nature challenge published as 2016 campaign launches.

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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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Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust announces new partnership

Thursday 3rd March 2016

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is joining forces with its sister Wildlife Trusts to bring UK grown bird seed to your door! 

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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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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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Wildlife on Your Doorstep Awards

Wednesday 27th January 2016

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is seeking nominations for the 2016 Wildlife on Your Doorstep Awards….

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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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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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Garden Mammals a key focus for new survey

Wednesday 1st April 2015

The newly formed Nottinghamshire Mammal Group & Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust are keen to receive records of garden mammals, including species one might think are already well recorded….

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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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Wildlife Trust voices concerns of possible threat posed to wildlife by tram extension

Friday 23rd January 2015

Following the announcement that Broxtowe Borough Council is set to contribute £20,000 towards a feasibility study into an extension of the Nottingham Tram system to Kimberley, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has re-iterated its concerns over the potential impact of the proposed route on wildlife.

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Wildlife On Your Doorstep Awards 2015

Monday 19th January 2015

Following a successful involvement in the Nottingham Post Environmental Awards last year, the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust are delighted to announce that in 2015 they are expanding their ‘Wildlife on your Doorstep’ (WOYD) Awards and are calling for entrants.

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Wollaton Badger Survey

Monday 28th October 2013

We’re conducting a special Wollaton Badger Survey…

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Events in Broxtowe

Beeston Wildlife Group Walk

Saturday 20th January 2018

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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Optics Demonstration Day with Opticron

Saturday 20th January 2018

Your chance to try out a range of equipment, such as binoculars, under real field conditions at our Attenborough reserve. Expert advice on hand. 10am–4pm.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777


Winter Bird Identification Walk

Saturday 3rd February 2018

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


Wildlife Photography in Winter

Saturday 3rd February 2018

Join professional photographer, Iain McMillan, for a morning of wildlife photography around Attenborough 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 & Lectures category.


Wild Kids Attenborough

Saturday 3rd February 2018

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. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category..


Wild Tots Attenborough

Wednesday 7th February 2018

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.


Alice Roberts – Tamed: Ten Species that Changed our World

Friday 9th February 2018

How do you tame wildness? For thousands of years our ancestors existed in a world where they depended on wild plants and animals. They were hunter-gatherers - consummate survival experts navigating the opportunities and threats the world offered. Then a revolution happened: we started to domesticate wild species and they became crucial to our own survival and success. Alice Roberts is an anthropologist, writer and broadcaster, and is currently Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. She has presented several landmark BBC series including The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, Coast, and The Celts. Her recent book on evolutionary biology, The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize in 2015. Join her at the Pearson Centre, Beeston, Nottingham for an evening talk, Q&A and book signing. 7.30-10.00pm, doors open 6.30pm. £18.95, refreshments available. Booking essential: http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Lectures category.
THIS TALK TAKES THE PLACE OF THE SCHEDULED EVENING WITH GORDON BUCHANAN WHICH IS NOW TAKING PLACE IN AUTUMN 2018 (DATE TBC)


Winter Tree Identification

Saturday 10th February 2018

Learn how to identify common trees in winter, without using leaves, at our Attenborough 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 & Lectures category.


A Peek behind The Curtain - Wildlife in No Man’s Land

Monday 12th February 2018

Join Beeston Wildlife Group for a talk by Tim Sexton. For over 40 years the Iron Curtain divided Europe. Along stretches, the physical barrier was set 5km in from a country’s actual border, creating a no man’s land – free from human inhabitants. With little disturbance, wildlife thrived. When the Iron Curtain fell many of these areas became protected as national parks. Tim looks at the wildlife of one such area - Podyji National Park in the Czech Republic. 7.30–9.30pm at Trent Vale Infants School, Beeston Rylands, Nottingham, NG9 1LP. Adults £2, children £1.
Contact: Nigel Slater 0115 916 6518 or Martin Butler 07847 015 151 (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Attenborough Forest School

Thursday 15th February 2018

A Forest School session especially for Home Schoolers aged between 5 and 11. Join us for a seasonal take on den building, fire lighting and cooking, bushcraft, wildlife discovery and much more. Please come dressed for the weather and prepared to get muddy! 1- 3pm, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category. 


Martin Hughes-Games - Courting Controversy: The Art and Artifice of Wildlife Film Making

Saturday 17th February 2018

Martin is best known as one of the presenters on the BBC’s Winterwatch, Springwatch and Autumnwatch series. Join him at the Pearson Centre, Beeston, Nottingham 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, refreshments available. Booking essential: http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Lectures category.


Beeston Wildlife Group Walk

Saturday 17th February 2018

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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Optics Demonstration Day with Opticron

Saturday 17th February 2018

Your chance to try out a range of equipment, such as binoculars, under real field conditions at our Attenborough reserve. Expert advice on hand. 10am–4pm.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777


Green Rangers Attenborough

Sunday 18th February 2018

Green Rangers and the Keeping it Wild Youth team join forces and are taking over Attenborough Nature Reserve for the day! Why not come along and get involved - meet new people, learn something new, whilst having fun too. Open to 13- 19 year olds - look out for more sessions at Skylarks Nature Reserve as well. 11am-1pm. Free of charge, but booking essential.
Contact: Andrew Shaw 0115 972 1777 (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Winter Bird Identification

Sunday 18th February 2018

This day course focuses on the wildfowl, waders and other winter visitors at Attenborough. You’ll improve your birdwatching and winter bird identification skills. 10am-3pm. £35. Booking essential. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Lectures category.


Nest Box-making at Attenborough

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Make a nest box to take home for your own wildlife garden. Tools, materials and help all provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10.15-11am, 11.15am-12pm and 12.15-1pm. £12 per box. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Nest Box-making at Attenborough

Wednesday 21st February 2018

Make a nest box to take home for your own wildlife garden. Tools, materials and help all provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10.15-11am, 11.15am-12pm and 12.15-1pm. £12 per box. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Family Friday at Attenborough

Friday 23rd February 2018

A selection of bird-inspired activities for all the family to enjoy. Suitable for all ages. All children to be accompanied by an adult. £4 per family, no booking needed. Drop in between 11am-2pm.
Contact: Andrew Shaw 0115 972 1777 (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Wild Play Attenborough

Thursday 1st March 2018

Join in a Forest School-inspired session in the woods! Suitable for 2 to 4 yr olds with an adult. 10.00am-12 noon, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Wild Kids Attenborough

Saturday 3rd March 2018

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. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Optics Demonstration Day with Opticron

Saturday 3rd March 2018

Your chance to try out a range of equipment, such as binoculars, under real field conditions at our Attenborough reserve. Expert advice on hand. 10am–4pm.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777


Wildlife Photography in Spring

Saturday 3rd March 2018

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 & Lectures category.


Spring Bird Identification Walk

Saturday 3rd March 2018

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 & Lectures category.


Wild Tots Attenborough

Wednesday 7th March 2018

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 8th March 2018

Join in a Forest School-inspired session in the woods! Suitable for 2 to 4 yr olds with an adult. 10.00am-12 noon, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Green Rangers Attenborough

Saturday 10th March 2018

Green Rangers and the Keeping it Wild Youth team join forces and are taking over Attenborough Nature Reserve for the day! Why not come along and get involved - meet new people, learn something new, whilst having fun too. Open to 13- 19 year olds - look out for more sessions at Skylarks Nature Reserve as well. 11am-1pm. Free of charge, but booking essential.
Contact: Andrew Shaw 0115 972 1777 (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Attenborough Forest School

Thursday 15th March 2018

A Forest School session especially for Home Schoolers aged between 5 and 11. Join us for a seasonal take on den building, fire lighting and cooking, bushcraft, wildlife discovery and much more. Please come dressed for the weather and prepared to get muddy! 1- 3pm, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category. 


Wild Play Attenborough

Thursday 15th March 2018

Join in a Forest School-inspired session in the woods! Suitable for 2 to 4 yr olds with an adult. 10.00am-12 noon, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Optics Demonstration Day with Opticron

Saturday 17th March 2018

Your chance to try out a range of equipment, such as binoculars, under real field conditions at our Attenborough reserve. Expert advice on hand. 10am–4pm.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777


Food from the Countryside

Monday 19th March 2018

Patrick Harding, a vastly experienced forager, will show us what can be eaten safely and for free! He’ll give us a menu with starters, main course, puddings and even wine and coffee to follow! 7.30–9.30pm at Trent Vale Infants School, Beeston Rylands, Nottingham, NG9 1LP. Adults £2, children £1.
Contact: Nigel Slater 0115 916 6518 or Martin Butler 07847 015 151 (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Wild Play Attenborough

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Join in a Forest School-inspired session in the woods! Suitable for 2 to 4 yr olds with an adult. 10.00am-12 noon, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


James Wong – How to Eat Better

Saturday 24th March 2018

Botanist and broadcaster James Wong strips away the fad diets and superfood fixations to give a straight-talking scientist’s guide to making everyday foods far healthier (and tastier) simply by changing the way you SELECT, STORE and COOK them. Put your views forward, and find out what James thinks at the end of the evening during the Q&A and followed by a chance to meet James during a book-signing and photo opportunity. The Pearson Centre Beeston, Nottingham, 7.30-10.00pm, doors open 6.30pm. £18.95, refreshments available. Booking essential: http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Lectures category.


Beeston Wildlife Group Walk

Saturday 24th March 2018

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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Introduction to Bryophytes

Tuesday 27th March 2018

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 & Lectures category.


Wild Play Attenborough

Thursday 29th March 2018

Join in a Forest School-inspired session in the woods! Suitable for 2 to 4 yr olds with an adult. 10.00am-12 noon, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Attenborough Holiday Club – Springtime Fun!

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Discover what our wildlife gets up to at this time of year. Fun-filled activities for children aged 4 and above accompanied by an adult. 10.30am-12.30pm, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Attenborough Holiday Club – Springtime Fun!

Wednesday 4th April 2018

Discover what our wildlife gets up to at this time of year. Fun-filled activities for children aged 4 and above accompanied by an adult. 10.30am-12.30pm, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Family Friday at Attenborough

Friday 6th April 2018

A selection of spring-inspired activities for all the family to enjoy. Suitable for all ages. All children to be accompanied by an adult. £4 per family, no booking needed. Drop in between 11am-2pm.
Contact: Andrew Shaw 0115 972 1777 (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Spring Bird Identification Walk

Saturday 7th April 2018

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 & Lectures category.


Attenborough Farmers Market

Sunday 8th April 2018

Join us for a fun day of family activities and local produce stalls. 10am-3pm, free of charge.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777


Attenborough Holiday Club – Migration Journeys

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Discover the wildlife that arrives here in spring! Fun-filled activities for children aged 4 and above 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.


Attenborough Holiday Club – Migration Journeys

Wednesday 11th April 2018

Discover the wildlife that arrives here in spring! Fun-filled activities for children aged 4 and above 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.


Attenborough Forest School

Thursday 12th April 2018

A Forest School session especially for Home Schoolers aged between 5 and 11. Join us for a seasonal take on den building, fire lighting and cooking, bushcraft, wildlife discovery and much more. Please come dressed for the weather and prepared to get muddy! 1- 3pm, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category. 


An Introduction to Bats

Friday 13th April 2018

Attenborough is one of the best places in the country to see bats. This evening starts with a fascinating talk, followed by a walk around the reserve using bat detectors. 7pm-10pm, £15. Booking essential. To book visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Lectures category.


Green Rangers Attenborough

Sunday 15th April 2018

Green Rangers and the Keeping it Wild Youth team join forces and are taking over Attenborough Nature Reserve for the day! Why not come along and get involved - meet new people, learn something new, whilst having fun too. Open to 13- 19 year olds - look out for more sessions at Skylarks Nature Reserve as well. 11am-1pm. Free of charge, but booking essential.
Contact: Andrew Shaw 0115 972 1777 (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Wild Play Attenborough

Thursday 19th April 2018

Join in a Forest School-inspired session in the woods! Suitable for 2 to 4 yr olds with an adult. 10.00am-12 noon, £6 per child. To book, visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Children’s Activities category.


Optics Demonstration Day with Opticron

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Your chance to try out a range of equipment, such as binoculars, under real field conditions at our Attenborough reserve. Expert advice on hand. 10am–4pm.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777


Bird Identification by Sight and Sound

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Ever hear a bird, but have trouble finding it with you binoculars? This course will show you how to identify a bird through its call, but also using sight if it’s visible. By the end of the day you’ll have the confidence to identify springtime birds. Includes an afternoon walk to put your new skills into practice. 10am-3pm. £35, booking essential. To book visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Lectures category.


The State of Our Nature

Monday 23rd April 2018

Since 2000, naturalists have monitored the state of British wildlife and its habitats - there is good and bad news. Paul Hobson looks at many examples and suggests how we should manage our islands for the next century. Includes Beeston Wildlife Group’s brief AGM. 7.30–9.30pm at Trent Vale Infants School, Beeston Rylands, Nottingham, NG9 1LP. Adults £2, children £1.
Contact: Nigel Slater 0115 916 6518 or Martin Butler 07847 015 151 (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


An Introduction to Bats

Friday 27th April 2018

Attenborough is one of the best places in the country to see bats. This evening starts with a fascinating talk, followed by a walk around the reserve using bat detectors. 7pm-10pm, £15. Booking essential. To book visit http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Lectures category.


Beeston Wildlife Group Walk

Saturday 28th April 2018

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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Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves

Reserves Officers: Gary Cragg (West) & Chris Kennedy (South) 0115 958 8242

Attenborough Nature Centre

Admin: 0115 972 1777

Beeston Wildlife Group

Martin Butler 0115 925 1197 or Nigel Slater 0115 916 6518

 
 

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