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Wildlife in City of Nottingham

This large urban environment supports unique fauna and flora in a considerable variety of habitats, ranging from derelict land covered with tall weeds, to mature, well-established woodland and gardens.  Vacant “wastelands” such as brownfield sites, demolition sites, rubbish dumps, industrial tips, gravel pits, railway tracks and embankments provide diverse habitats for wildlife.

Projects and activities in City of Nottingham

Wildlife in the City

Our Wildlife in the City programme is designed to promote the value of urban wildlife and to encoruage people to get invovled with caring for local greenspaces. We manage a large number of city nature reserves in partnership with Nottingham City Council. For further details visit www.wildlifeinthecity.org

Wildlife in the City

Nature reserves in City of Nottingham

Moorbridge Pond

This 2.5 hectare site, together with the adjacent site Springfield Corner which sits on the other side of the railway and tram line, is the location of the original ‘Bull Well’ which gave the suburb of Bulwell its name, and its mix of open water, reed bed and woodland make it one of the most important wetland sites in the city of Nottingham.

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Moorbridge Pond

Quarry Holes Plantation

As the name implies, this woodland reserve is situated in a disused limestone quarry, which was established in the 15th century. Following the quarry's closure around 130 years ago, natural colonisation and subsequent vegetation succession have resulted in the mixed woodland that dominates the site today.

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Quarry Holes Plantation

Harrison’s Plantation

Harrison's Plantation, together with Martin's Pond, forms an important wildlife reservoir in this part of the city. In addition to woodland areas, a pond provides habitat for breeding mallard and Canada geese. A number of other birds can be seen in the wood including great spotted woodpecker, kingfisher, nuthatch, blackcap and treecreeper. Raleigh Pond and the wet areas throughout the wood also provide excellent habitats for frogs and toads. A visit is worthwhile at any time of the year.

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Harrison’s Plantation

King’s Meadow

Situated on the northern edge of the Riverside Industrial Park in the Lenton area of Nottingham, King’s Meadow is a unique urban nature reserve. The site covers just over one hectare and shows how nature can return to an urban environment. Visit during the summer and enjoy the butterflies and orchids.

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King’s Meadow

Glapton Wood

Glapton Wood is thought to be a remnant of the old Clifton Woods, which were mostly cleared during the late 1950s to make way for the construction of the Clifton Housing Estate. It is dominated by oak trees with elder, hawthorn. ash, Scots pine, sycamore and hazel. The ground flora includes bramble and rosebay willowherb. A number of birds can be seen in the wood including great spotted woodpecker, goldcrest, spotted flycatcher and pied wagtail.

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Glapton Wood

Fairham Brook

One of the largest reserves within the city of Nottingham, Fairham Brook is one of our grassland reserves. A wildlife pond is home to frogs, toads and newts. The reserve also holds a good variety of invertebrates including dragonflies, butterflies and moths, and visitors may spot kingfishers along the Brook.

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Fairham Brook

Little Holly Corner

Our smallest nature reserve, Little Holly Corner demonstrates just what can be achieved for wildlife in a small space. It provides people with an opportunity to appreciate wildlife on their doorstep.

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Little Holly Corner

Springfield Corner

This small triangular urban site is located in Bulwell on the opposite side of the railway/tram line to the Moorbridge Pond reserve and is designated as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR). Springfield Corner had a makeover in 2012 and the nature trail is now restored, access is improved, and the site has a lovely woodcarving of a frog! The path into the site walks you through both woodland and wildflower areas, and you will find a wildlife site with as many habitats as can be fitted into a small area!

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Springfield Corner

News from City of Nottingham

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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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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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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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 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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Wildlife Trust calls on Government to end badger cull and get vaccination programmes back on track

Monday 11th January 2016

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, along with sister Wildife Trusts in England are calling on the Government to end the cull of badgers and to ensure that bagder vaccination programmes can continue….

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Wollaton volunteer group encourages more people to take a look at the wildlife on their doorstep

Wednesday 5th August 2015

The Friends of Wollaton Nature Reserves are calling on local people to pay more attention to nature reserves on their doorstep…

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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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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 City of Nottingham

Nottingham for Nature

Thursday 25th January 2018

Creating a Buzz youth debate is free for school and youth groups at Nottingham Council House 1-3pm. Booking essential via http://tiny.cc/uvbtoy


Wildlife Wander - Clifton Grove

Sunday 11th February 2018

Join members of the City Local Group for this walk - a lovely mix of woodland, glades and a stretch along the Trent. Meet at Holgate car park, Clifton Village at 10.30am.
Contact: Lucy Kennedy (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Wildlife Pub Club

Monday 5th March 2018

Join the City Local Group to discuss our city wildlife happenings and activities over a pint! 5.30 – 7.30 pm at the Bell Inn, Angel Row, Nottingham.
Contact: Lucy Kennedy (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Wildlife Wander – Clifton Grove

Sunday 8th April 2018

Join the City Local Group to explore the amazing bluebell display (fingers crossed!) in this stately woodland. Meet at 10.30am, Holgate car park, Clifton Village.
Contact: Lucy Kennedy (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves

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

Nottingham City Local Group

Lucy Kennedy - [email protected]

 
 

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