The Wildlife and Wildlife Sites of Rushcliffe

I have direct knowledge of the mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, grasshoppers, crickets, dragonflies, fish, damselflies, birds and vascular plants that occur here and this has been supplemented by data from published sources. For other insect orders, the data has almost entirely been abstracted from internet data sources. Jerry Clough has kindly provided the data on plant galls. I am indebted to Dave Wood for his patience and generosity in passing on every ounce of botanical information that I could possibly absorb and for his companionship on a great many (>150) days out together in south Notts and beyond.

Cotgrave Forest Guided Walk

Join me for my next walk around Cotgrave Forest on 21st July 2019.

Good fortune and weather permitting we might see Purple Emperor, Purple Hairstreak and White-letter Hairstreak butterflies. Meet at 09:30 at the bend on Laming Gap Lane where there is limited parking. The walk is a leisurely 4km (approx) and we should return by about 12:30. Parts can be very muddy.

Rushcliffe Amphibian and Reptile Survey 2019

A pilot project to re-assess the status of our reptiles and amphibians has been launched in Rushcliffe.

Details on how you can contribute to this study are HERE

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