Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – A View from the Other Side

To the escarpment south of the village to see why and when various parts were built. Meet Dave Evans at the Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Refreshments available after walk. Distance 5 miles Contact Tel. 01623 743 087.

Spring Bird Identification

Red Start

Improve your identification of spring birds using sight and sound. A walk around the Attenborough Reserve with one of our experts. Using the hides and different habitats, you’ll learn the skills you need to identify the birds of Attenborough using your eyes and ears. Meet the leader at the Nature Centre, Attenborough. Cost £7.95. To book visit www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events

Spring at Gedling Country Park

Holly Blue Butterfly

Tree blossoms and early insects. Bird calls starting and pairs nesting. Skylarks and meadow pipits. Bluebells and daffodils. Tiny Holly Blue butterflies. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. NG4 4PE. Sensible footwear as secondary paths can be muddy. Bring a walking stick. Walking may be slow. Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Contact: Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00. No dogs please

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – A View from the Other Side

Whaley Thorns

To the escarpment south of the village to see why and when various parts were built. Meet Dave Evans at the Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Refreshments available after walk. Distance 5 miles Contact Tel. 01623 743 087.

Wilwell Farm Cutting in Spring

Goldfinch

Join the South Notts Local Group for this walk. Meet Gordon Dyne at the Reserve car park off Wilford Road. Nearest Post Code NG2 7UT Contact: Gordon Dyne at gordon.dyne@gmail.com. Buses 3,53 and 9 go near. Tram to Ruddington Lane.

Idle Valley Birds

Wren

Join local bird enthusiasts for a 2 hour walk around Idle Valley Nature Reserve. Please bring your binoculars and walking boots. Donation welcome. Contact: Rural Learning Centre 01777 858 245 or idlevalley@nottswt.co.uk

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – A Cotton Mill and Sheepwash

Langwith Millhouse

Walk to the 18th century mill then on to Nether Langwith village green. Meet Dave Evans at the Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Refreshments available after walk. Distance 5 miles. Contact Tel. 01623 743 087

Sharphill Wood DAWN CHORUS

Chiffchaff

Come along and enjoy the early morning birdsong with the South Notts Local Group. Meet at the Peveril Drive (West Bridgford) entrance to the wood. Booking required. Bring your own binoculars. To book, contact: John Elwell 07794 052 672 john.r.elwell@outlook.com

Oxton and Calverton

Hollinwood Lane

Mainly on farm and woodland paths through reclaimed colliery land with some road walking, taking in the villages of Oxton and Calverton. Moderate pace and only 650ft. of ascent. Bring a packed lunch. Meet Alan Wilson (Rushcliffe Ramblers) at the layby and informal car park on A6097 Oxton by-pass, northbound carriageway, opposite the junction with Hatfield Road, Oxton. Grid Ref. SK624 518 Post Code NG25 0TD Distance 8.3 miles. Contact Tel. 0115 953 7652 or mobile 07989 627 942.

Wildlife in the Canal

Nottigham Canal

Join the City Local Group for a truly urban wildlife experience as we navigate the city’s waterways. This activity will be part of a wider series of events during the City Nature Challenge 2020 weekend. A walk will leave the Justice Centre to explore the canal at 10.30, but there will also be a drop-in session at the start point for identification and information. Pop in any time between 10.30 and 12.30. Free of charge. Contact: Lucy Kennedy nwtcitygroup@gmail.com