Rare species receive a helping hand thanks to nature reserve sponsor

The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is delighted to welcome Mansfield based Kingfisher Lighting as the business sponsor of Rainworth Heath Nature Reserve.
Business Partner Kingfisher Lighting

Left to right: James Miles, Technical Manager and Kate Summerfield-Breeze, Marketing Manager at Kingfisher Lighting being presented with their certificate by Holly McCain, Business Partnerships Officer at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust whilst visiting Rainworth Heath Nature Reserve.

One of the last remaining areas of heathland in Nottingham, the reserve is part of the historic Sherwood Forest area and is just a stone’s throw from the company’s head office. Kingfisher Lighting is an exterior lighting company who have committed to helping the environment with responsible lighting schemes to minimize the impact on wildlife.

Lowland heath has disappeared by a staggering 80% since the 1800s, but thanks to the support of Kingfisher Lighting the Trust can work to protect the existing heather at Rainworth Heath, as well as introducing it to nearby sites.

It is all part of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s mission to create a Nature Recovery Network in Sherwood, by restoring, recreating and reconnecting wildlife-rich spaces across the area to make the wildlife habitats bigger, better managed and more joined-up.

The site is already home to green woodpeckers and tree pipits, and the Trust is hopeful that if the reserve continues to thrive it could become a potential site for nightjars, endangered nocturnal birds known for their exceptional camouflage. The ground-dwelling birds migrate thousands of miles from the Congo every year to breed and have been spotted elsewhere in the Sherwood area. 

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Nightjar

Holly McCain, Senior Development Officer at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust said: “We are delighted to have Kingfisher Lighting on board as a business sponsor. The company’s support of Rainworth Heath Nature Reserve is invaluable in supporting our work to restore and reconnect the legendary Sherwood landscape.”

We are so pleased to be working with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust by sponsoring Rainworth Heath Nature Reserve. We are really lucky to have such a wonderful reserve so close to the office and it feels great knowing we are doing our bit to help our local wildlife.
Kate Summerfield-Breeze, Marketing Manager
Kingfisher Lighting