News & Events
To find out about all our events visit the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust website.
50th Anniversary Wildlife Event
Join us at Attenborough for 50 hours of wildlife watching, recording and surveying. To celebrate 50 years of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust we are holding a wildlife extravaganza and we hope to record at least 50 new species on this very special nature reserve.
From Friday 9th August to Sunday 13th August you can join us to celebrate wildlife. Come along to one of the free workshops but make sure you book to secure your place as numbers are limited. Apart from the formal courses there will be people on the reserve recording and surveying, come along and see what they are up to.
The cafe will be open longer for drinks and snacks over the weekend too, 8am - 7.30pm on both Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August.
The weekend finishes with a family event with pond dipping, nature walks and great wildlife craft activities.
Wildlife Walks and Talks
Please book in advance as numbers are limited. Call the Nature Centre on 0115 972 1777 to book. Most events will commence with a talk in our conference room followed by a walk and surveying on the nature reserve.
Friday 9th August
Pond Dipping for Adults 10am - 12 noon
Hoverflies Walk and Talk 1pm - 3pm
Family Insect Walk and Talk 2pm - 4pm
Plant Galls Walk and Talk 3pm - 5pm
Evening Bird Walk 5pm - 7pm
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust at 50 Talk 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Member's Bat Walk 8pm - 10.30pm call 0115 9588242 to book - for Members Only
Moth Trap Viewing 8pm - 9pm Come along and see what is in the moth trap - just turn up, no need to book.
Saturday 10th August
Morning Bird Walk 10am - 12noon
Plant Identification Walk and Talk 11am - 1pm
Butterfly Walk and Talk 12noon - 2pm
Dragonfly and Damselfly Walk and Talk 1pm - 3pm
Bee Walk 2pm - 4pm
Spider Talk/lecture 3pm - 4pm
Bat Detector Workshop 4pm - 5pm In advance of our bat survey come along to this workshop to learn about how to use a bat detector.
Amphibians and Reptiles Talk 5pm - 6pm
Mammal Talk 6pm - 7pm
Bat Surveying event 8pm - 10.30pm
Moth Surveying Event 9pm - 11pm
Don't forget to book in advance for the event of your choice.
Sunday 11th August
Attenborough's summer family event 10am - 4pm
Come along and see if we found 50 new species, join in the pond dipping and nature walks and take part in the great wildlife craft activities.
Wildlife Photography Group
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Photography Group
The first meeting of the NWPG for anyone who enjoys taking images in county!
Meet other keen nature photographers and see the reserve afterwards.
31st August 10am - 11am
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View the Peregrine camera
Still streaming live in HD: a webcam featuring one of the UK’s most successful urban peregrine falcon population. Nesting has finished until spring 2013.
This year's popular Peregrine Cam was visited by over 700,000 times; eager viewers watched in amazement as Mr & Mrs Peregrine raised their chicks in a nest box in Nottingham city centre.
The camera provided the public with 24hr coverage of life in the nest, which sits almost 40m high on Nottingham Trent University’s iconic Newton building. The live webcam captured their every move, including egg laying, the hatching process, the chicks being fed and learning to fly.
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If you want your own Peregrine falcon you can buy a Wild Republic toy from our Nature Centre shop
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