Gedling Country Park

Common Darter If warm, possibly common darters and migrant hawker dragonflies.  Unusual fungi in the woods. Grey squirrels hoarding nuts and acorns. Maybe a rare fleeting view of a stoat?  Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre by Spring Lane car park. Post Code:  NG4 4PE.   Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian…

Gedling Country Park

Poplar Hawk Moth Autumn colours and the winter bird arrivals.  Dragonflies still flying over the ponds. Some interesting fungi appearing.  Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. Post code:  NG4 4PE.   Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Walking may be slow. No dogs please.…

Gedling Country Park

Kingfisher Heron and Kingfisher could be seen this month, with the last of the insects. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by the Spring Lane car park. Post code:  NG4 4PE.   Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Walking may be slow.  No dogs please. Contact: Brian Cluff  (0115)…

Cotgrave Country Park

Cotgrave Country Park Holme Lane, bridge over A52, Cotgrave Country Park, Grantham Canal, Skylarks Nature Reserve, Holme Pierrepont Hall and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent. Park carefully in the village. Grid Ref. SK 645 393 Post Code NG12 2FD Distance 5.8 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Summer on Gedling Country Park

Cinnabar Moth Plenty of interesting insects— butterflies, hoverflies , grass-hoppers among the corn-flowers, orchids and wild poppies in the wildflower meadow. Tiny young frogs appear— try photos in macro close-up. This years ducklings reaching adulthood. Colourful vegetation behind Café 1899. Lots to see – it could be a longer walk again. Meet Rod and Jenny…

Summer on Gedling Country Park

Red Admiral Plenty of interesting insects—Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Large and Green-veined White, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Small Copper, Common Blue, Brown Argus butterflies — try photos in macro close-up. Find some southern marsh or bee orchids, maybe a rare pyramidal. A cuckoo passing through. Miner and other bees. Many birds. This could be a…

Dawn Chorus

Chiffchaff We’ll try to beat last year’s count of 41 birds. Most incoming mi- grants should be here. Green hair- streak and dingy skipper butterflies. Possibly a ring ouzel passing through. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. Post code: NG4 4PE. Wildlife presented by Mark…

Wildlife in the Canal

Nottingham 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…