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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

www.attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk


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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Attenborough

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 23rd June 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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