Getting involved in a local group
We believe in local action. Central to achieving our goals are the efforts of our local groups who work to protect wildlife in their areas. Their activities range from organising walks, talks and practical work on nature reserves to advising on local planning issues and fundraising.
Our local groups act as the chief focus for voluntary participation across the county. They are run by volunteers and new members are always welcome. Find out how you might be able to help Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust on your doorstep. Click on each section to explore the local group in your area or contact our volunteers officer.
Beeston Wildlife Local Group
Sue Leach - 01636 681 154
Jan Williamson - 01777 709 974
Gordon Dyne - 0115 8784842
Based in Rushcliffe, our South Notts Local Group organises an inspiring programme of winter talks. Topics usually relate to local wildlife and are an opportunity to meet like-minded members in an informal setting.
During the summer the group holds guided walks around reserves in the neighbourhood. Local wildlife enthusiasts share their knowledge of the wealth of wildlife on your doorstep. Whether you are an expert naturalist or just want to get the family outdoors, they're a great way to explore the hidden gems near you.
The group's 'Nature Table' is a regular feature at summer fairs around Rushcliffe, such as Ladybay's Lark in the Park. Experience nature at close-hand. Feel the soft interior of a long-tailed tit nest, compare the teeth on badger, fox and woodmouse skulls or see the shed skin of a grass snake - all found within the county.
The group is also involved in successful fundraising events. Each year they hold a spring plant fair in Ruddington where excellent value garden plants are on sale (and you can bag a cup of tea and a cake into the bargain!). Later in the season join the ever-popular pub quiz and put your general knowledge skills to the test.
This active group is always looking for help in organising its wide range of activities - contact Gordon for more information.