During the summer holidays there are some great opportunities for children in touch with wildlife.
Notts Wildlife Trust are running Nature Discovery Days at Skylarks Nature Reserve on Tuesday 4th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th Aug (10:30am-12:30pm) on Adbolton Lane, just past Holme Pierrepont Country Park.
You can go sweep netting in the meadow, tree beating in the woods, make a wild bookmark and become an animal detective. No charge but places are limited, so book early
For more information contact Andrew Shaw via email email@example.com or call 0115 958 8242.
In addition, they are also running a Children’s Day on two of their local nature reserves on Wednesday 12th August with education officer, Lyn Victor.
In the morning between 10am and 12noon there will be bug hunts at Wilwell Farm Cutting nature reserve, 0ff the road between Ruddington and Wilford on the left just before the ring road.
There’s guided walks with the reserve warden at 10:15am and 11:15am, plus their nature table.
In the afternoon, Lyn will be running pond dipping sessions between 2pm and 4pm at the nearby Wilford Claypits nature reserve, behind the Apple Tree pub at Compton Acres.
There will be guided walks around the site with the reserve warden at 2:15pm and 3:15pm and again, they will have the nature table on site.
Although billed as a Children’s Day, folk of any age are welcome.
More details can be found on the website www.southnottswildlife.org.uk.