GET­TING IN­VOLVED

EVENTS DI­ARY

Nottingham Post - - WILD LIFE -

SUN­DAY 14 OC­TO­BER

Fungi for Be­gin­ners - Learn how to iden­tify com­mon mush­rooms, dis­cover the folk­lore sur­round­ing them and learn how to clas­sify ed­i­ble and poi­sonous species. To book, visit www.not­ting­hamshirewil­dlife.org/shop.

Wildlife in the Heavens? Planet Earth is uniquely po­si­tioned in our so­lar sys­tem al­low­ing life to thrive. Any closer to or fur­ther from the sun and we would fry or freeze. Jim Miller ex­plains what we know so far at this meet­ing of Bee­ston Wildlife Group at 7.30pm, Trent Vale In­fants School, Trent Road, Bee­ston Ry­lands, NG9 1LP. £3, chil­dren free. Contact: bee­ston­wildlife­group@hot­mail.co.uk

THURS­DAY 18 OC­TO­BER

Long Eared Owls – Con­ser­va­tion Is­sues. Join the Gedling Lo­cal Group for an il­lus­trated talk by Don Pritch­ett. 7.30pm in The Old Church Hall, Main St, Bur­ton Joyce (next to the chippy). All are wel­come - no need to book. Ad­mis­sion £2.50, re­fresh­ments 50p.contact: Gay Wood gay­wood43@google­mail.com SATUR­DAY 20 OC­TO­BER Bee­ston Wildlife Group Walk - Join the group for a guided walk around At­ten­bor­ough Na­ture Re­serve. 10am - 1pm. Meet in the car park. Contact: bee­ston­wildlife­group@hot­mail.co.uk

Ge­orge Mcgavin: What Have In­sects Ever Done For Us? Ge­orge Mcgavin is best known for his BBC series The In­cred­i­ble Hu­man Hand, Pre­his­toric Au­topsy and Mon­key Planet. Dur­ing An Even­ing with Ge­orge Mcgavin he’ll in­tro­duce us to his amaz­ing work on in­sects through­out the world. To book, visit www.not­ting­hamshirewil­dlife.org/shop

SUN­DAY 21 OC­TO­BER

Get­ting to Know Your Conifers This one-day course is an op­por­tu­nity to fo­cus on these re­mark­ably beau­ti­ful plants which on the sur­face ap­pear dif­fi­cult to dis­tin­guish from one an­other. To book, visit www. not­ting­hamshirewil­dlife.org/shop

Idle Val­ley Bird Walk – Join us for a walk around Idle Val­ley Na­ture Re­serve. 9.30 – 11.30am. Please bring your binoc­u­lars and walk­ing boots. Do­na­tion wel­comed. Contact: Ru­ral Learn­ing Cen­tre 01777 858 245 idl­e­val­ley@nottswt.co.uk

At­ten­bor­ough Wildlife Watch Group: Out­door fun for 8-12 year olds. Join us to ex­plore for earth­worms and find out more about these im­por­tant crea­tures. At­ten­bor­ough Na­ture Cen­tre. 1.30-3.30pm. £2. Book­ing re­quired. Contact: Lynn Vic­tor 077345 73861 lvic­tor@nottswt.co.uk

Morn­ing Ex­plore Walk - Join the City Lo­cal Group for a short walk around Stonepit Plan­ta­tion; a fas­ci­nat­ing wood­land and ge­o­log­i­cal re­serve. 10.30am-12.30pm, meet at Houghton Drive, NG8 6LY. Contact: Martin Wil­lis 0797 017 0618 nwtc­i­ty­group@gmail.com

SUN­DAY 28 OC­TO­BER

Idle Val­ley Au­tumn Fes­ti­val - Join us at Idle Val­ley of North Road, Ret­ford, for a sea­sonal cel­e­bra­tion of wildlife and all things au­tum­nal. Join a guided bird walk or bring the fam­ily to take part in a range of fun ac­tiv­i­ties. There will also be an op­por­tu­nity to try your hand at prac­ti­cal con­ser­va­tion vol­un­teer­ing with three one hour ses­sions. The café will be serv­ing up a range of tasty au­tumn treats mean­ing you can make a whole day of it – what­ever the weather.

■ Fur­ther de­tails of all Not­ting­hamshire Wildlife Trust events can be found at www.not­ting­hamshirewil­dlife.org/events

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