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Wildlife in Gedling

Gedling is a mixed urban and rural area with a landscape characterised its urban centre of Arnold, former mining land and arable farming. Wildlife-rich habitats are fragmented, but there are important examples of acid grasslands and woodland, and as such are important areas for wildlife, particularly in its acid grasslands and woodlands.

Projects and activities in Gedling

Local walks and talks

Our Gedling Local Members's Group organises walks and talks through the year. For further details pick up a copy of our Wildlife What's On Guide from your library or TIC or visit our website


Nature reserves in Gedling

Foxcovert Plantation

Foxcovert Plantation is a great place to visit for a walk through the woods, with a mixture of oak and birch trees, together with sycamore, sweet chestnut, rowan, coppiced lime and several other species. In summer, warblers and flycatchers join other common woodland species whilst in autumn the wood fills with the fruiting bodies of fungi.

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Foxcovert Plantation

Calverton Road

Calverton Road Nature Reserve is a carefully restored woodland site - a great place to see range of different trees including lime, hawthorn, sycamore, alder, rowan, whitebeam, field maple, and red oak.

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Calverton Road

Ploughman Wood

Ploughman Wood covers over 32 hectares and is one of the county’s few remaining ancient woodlands - a great place for a stroll through the trees particularly in spring when bluebells and wood anenomes carpet the ground.

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Ploughman Wood

Reed Pond

This spring fed pond and surrounding grassland is an interesting relic of a former era - the pond was originally created as a 'stew pond': providing food for the clergy's table in the nearby rectory.

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Reed Pond

Faith Marriott

Why not visit Faith Marriott - our wildlife 'secret garden' which includes many of its original 1930s features. This really is a Nature Reserve with a difference - a chance to explore a beautful garden, designed with wildlife in mind. Kindly left to us by a lady called Faith Marriott, the extensive garden has now been carefully restored to its former glory, with a pond, wildflower garden and woodland area.

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Faith Marriott

News from Gedling

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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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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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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Events in Gedling

Bat Walk

Thursday 28th June 2018

Join the Gedling Local Group for a walk around Gedling House Woods. Meet at the Main Gate on Wood Lane at 9pm and you will need a torch and stout footwear. Booking required.
Contact: Tony Morris 07796 514 135 (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves

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

Loca Members' Group Contact

Gay Wood - Chair 0115 920 5940

 
 

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