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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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