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NWT City Group June activities

The Notts Wildlife Trust City Local Group have several activities planned during June…

Saturday 4th June – 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. Practical work party. Removing Himalayan balsam at Broxtowe Country Park. Meet at the Nottingham Road entrance near Cinderhill Island, convenient for Phoenix Park tram stop.

Saturday 11th June – 11.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. Peregrine Watch. Grassed area in front of Nottingham Trent University on South Sherwood Street.

Thursday 16th June – 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. A walk along Tinkers Leen and Kings Meadow. Meet outside the Law Courts opposite the Canal House

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Forthcoming events from Wildlife Trust

The Wildlife Trust’s City Local Group have a wide range of events coming up….

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These are an excellent opportunity to get involved in wildlife watching and nature conservation in the city.

 

Wildlife walk – next Wednesday

Just a quick plug for this forthcoming event from the Wildlife Trust’s City Group….

The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trusts City Local Group

Summer evening walks

Sandy Banks         Glade Hill        Sunrise Hill

Wednesday 26th August 2015 6.30 p.m.

Meet by the flagpole at the entrance to Sandy Banks – junction of Edwards Lane/Beckhampton Road/Chippenham Road

 enquiries to martin@martin-willis.net Tel. 07970178618

Dunkirk & Lenton Wildflower Day – 14 April

Dunkirk & Lenton Partnership Forum are organising a Wildflower Day next Tuesday, 14th April.  Join them for a walk between green spaces in the area, whilst sowing bee-friendly wildflower seeds.

bees  The walk itinerary is as follows…..

Church Square, Lenton, 1pm
Radford/Lenton Library Community Garden, 1:45pm,
Radford Recreation Ground, 2:15pm
Memorial Garden, Ilkeston Road, 3pm

At the end of the walk, there will be FREE bakery and craft stalls in the Memorial Garden, next to Radford Health Centre on Ilkeston Road – from 3pm. For more information on the event, ring 0115 958 8590.

Open Day at Skylarks Nature Reserve

The Wildlife Trust are planning an open day at Skylarks Nature Reserve…..

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Worth a visit…..

 

Wildlife Weekend at St.Ann’s Allotments

This promises to be a good weekend!

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St Anns Allotments Wildlife Weekend 2014, on 19th and 20th July, promises to be full of activity.  The timetable includes bats, botany, birds, butterflies, bees, and moths…There will also be moth traps across site, and you may see the odd studious botanist or ecologist studying species across site.  We want to get as many species recorded as possible!poster timetable

St Anns Allotment Gardeners – Help us with sightings from your plots!

To help us with this, we also appeal to STAA gardeners to let us know a bit about their own plots.  Here is a simple, quick form, to record some of the main flora and fauna we are interested in.  STAA Plot Survey

Return them to the Visitors Centre or to info@staa-allotments.org.uk.  Paper copies will be available on the weekend and from the Visitors Centre throughout the summer.

Please also bring along any recent sightings or unidentified species (please take…

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The Wild Project – seminar and reading group

This coming weekend sees an event at arts venue Primary called The Wild Project.  This involves 16 artists responding to the notion of “The Wild”….

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The installation begins on Saturday July 12th and lasts until August 9th.  There is also a seminar and a reading group this weekend (12th/13th)……

 

 

The Foraged Book Project

The Foraged Book Project is an interesting collaboration which aims to produce a unique foraging guide, itself entirely made from foraged materials.

As part of this project, there will be a number of events held at the Primary studios, just off Alfreton Road, in October :

 

Saturday 12th October 10am-4pm:
Paper Making – £10

Tuesday 15th October 6-8pm:
Organic Ink Making – £5

Wednesday 16th October 6-8pm:
Organic Paint Making – £5

In addition, there will be a Fungi Walk in Bestwood Country Park on Sunday 20th October.

Wild Food Foraging at City Farm

There will be a wild food foraging session at Stonebridge City Farm once a month for the next four months.  The first one is on Wednesday:

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These sessions are highly recommended as a way of brushing up on your wild plant identification knowledge, and discovering interesting ways to use them; foraging is a *really* good activity for increasing your contact with nature, and entirely sustainable if sensible guidelines (such as these) are followed.

Keep an eye on Field Kitchen’s website for other upcoming foraging events in Nottingham, which currently include:

Saturday 18th May, 10-4pm: The Field Kitchen will be at the West Bridgford Summer Gathering, offering tasters of locally foraged teas and plants.

Saturday 25th May, 12-4pm: Fermentation workshop with Rebecca Beinart at Stonebridge City Farm: Try your hand at making Sourdough bread, Sauerkraut and Ginger beer.

Sunday 2nd June, 2-5pm: Field Kitchen bicycle-based foraging trip along the River Trent, where you will learn to identify wild food plants and cook up a foraged feast. Costs: £10 per person.

Wassail!

The old custom of wassailing fruit trees, in order to encourage a fruitful harvest the following autumn, can be experienced this Sunday (20th) at St.Anns Community Orchard.  There’s an activity day from 11am-4pm, to which all are welcome, and it’s free.  There will be a fire to fend off the cold!