Winter at Gedling Country Park

Blackcap

Migrant birds—redpoll, siskin, European blackbirds, redwing. If recent snow—footprints of roe or muntjac deer, foxes, rabbits, badgers and stoats.
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. Wrap up and bring a walking stick. Progress 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.

Winter Bird Identification

Wren

Improve your identification of winter birds using sight and sound. We take a walk around the Attenborough Nature 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 nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events

Bunny Wood Birds

Chaffinch

Join the South Notts Local Group for this walk. Meet Neil Glenn at the car park and bring your own binoculars. Contact Tel. 07771 934 738

Idle Valley Birds

Greenfinch

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

Winter Bird Identification

Wren

Improve your identification of winter birds using sight and sound. A walk around the Attenborough Re- serve 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 nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events

Winter at Gedling Country Park

Barn Owl

Migrant birds—redpoll, siskin, European blackbirds, redwing. If recent snow—footprints of roe or muntjac deer, foxes, rabbits, badgers and stoats.
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. Wrap up and bring a walking stick. Progress 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.

Skylarks’ Birds

Bullfinch

Join the South Notts Local Group for a walk . Meet Neil Pinder at 9.30am in the Trust car park on Adbolton Lane. Bring your own binoculars. Contact: Neil Pinder 07981 928 402

Idle Valley Birds

Chiffchaff

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

Spring Bird Identification

Little Grebe

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, Atten- borough. Cost 7.95. To book visit nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events

Winter at Gedling Country Park

Kestral Hovers

Migrant birds—redpoll, siskin, European blackbirds, redwing. If recent snow—footprints of roe or muntjac deer, foxes, rabbits, badgers and stoats.
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. Wrap up and bring a walking stick. Progress 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.

Idle Valley Birds

Green Finch

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

Wilwell Farm Cutting in Early Spring

Bullfinch

Come along to this walk with the South Notts Local Group. . 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.

Spring Bird Identification – Attenborough Nature Reserve

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

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

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

This walk has been cancelled

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 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

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 Tyler and Brian Cluff. Walking may be slow. No dogs. Contact: Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must be ac- companied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00.

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 longer walk than usual. 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. Contact: Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00.

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 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. Contact: Brian Cluff  (0115) 9205110   Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00.

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

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) 9205110   Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00.

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. Contact: Brian Cluff  (0115) 9205110   Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00.

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 Cluff.  Walking may be slow. No dogs please.   Contact: Brian Cluff  (0115) 9205110   Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00