This was sent in from the Wildlife Trust’s City Local group…..it sounds like a good initiative….
The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trusts (NWT) Nottingham Urban Wildlife Scheme NUWS) has been working with the City Council Rangers and the NWT City Local Group (CLG) to establish a roving volunteer team to support conservation work on those City Wildlife sites which do not currently have their own Friends Groups.
A Saturday morning in January saw some of us burning off the calories at Whitemoor Nature Reserve.
Led by City Ranger Simon (who is also Vice-Chair of NUWS and a CLG committee member) we cleared scrub and bramble to enable some of the grassland to recover, providing a valuable diversity of habitat.
And we had some fun, exercise and fresh air – all those involved will happily repeat the experience.
We have further sessions planned:
Sunrise Hill – Saturday 20th February 10.00 – 2.00, meet at the entrance on Landcroft Crescent, off Arnold Road in Bestwood.
Sandy Banks – Saturday 12th march 10.00-2.00, meet at the the junction of Edwards Lane/Breckhampton Road/Chippenham Road in Bestwood.
More will follow and if you’d like to join us please contact Simon or myself.
Martin Willis (Chair of NUWS & CLG)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 07970178618
Today I went foraging for fungi at Bestwood Country Park. The recent wet and mild weather has been good for fruiting fungi, and we found a good variety of species. Here are a few….
The expedition was led by Jesper Launder, a medical herbalist and expert wild food forager, and ended with a feast of all the edible species that we found……
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.
A walk in the woods at Bestwood Country Park felt more like March than the beginning of January, with unseasonably mild temperatures, birdsong, and a flush of deadwood fungi – unusually abundant for the time of year…..