Retford Nature Reserve set to welcome leading wildlife campaigner next month.

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Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is looking forward to welcoming leading wildlife campaigner Dr Ruth Tingay to its Idle Valley Nature Reserve, off North Road, Retford, next month as part of its high profile lecture series.

On Friday December 7th Dr Ruth Tingay, a conservationist with field experience from across the globe and who studied for her MSc and PhD at the University of Nottingham, will present a talk entitled ‘Who’s killing Britain’s birds of prey – and how are they getting away with it?’

Ruth Tingay

Speaking about the event, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Head of Communications said: “We are delighted to be welcoming a campaigner of Ruth’s standing. Her research and field experience are outstanding and she has recently been nominated in political advocacy category of the RSPB’s Nature of Scotland Awards, so by the time she comes to the Idle Valley in December she may well be an ‘award winning’ campaigner. This is a very important subject and one which we know many nature lovers are very concerned about so it will be fascinating to here Ruth’s perspective. The talk is sure to cover some controversial ground and lead to a fascinating question and answer session.

The talks will run from 7.30pm-10pm and include a Q&A sessions and book-signing. Refreshments will be available throughout the evening and tickets can be purchased at the Idle Valley Centre, off North Road Retford or via the shop link at

All profits from the lecture will support Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s work, including the management of Idle Valley Nature Reserve.