Articles by Richard Goodwin (rich)
The minutes from the 2015 AGM are available in PDF format.
The minutes from the 2011 AGM are available in PDF format.
The results of the Big Garden Bird Watch are out!
The RSPB are working with Tarmac to restore a sand and gravel quarry on the River Trent into the biggest reedbed in the East Midlands. Access is currently limited on this active work site, but there is a public footpath that follows the entire perimeter of the site with views of the changing landscape.
Unfortunately we DO NOT have the facilities to care for injured birds, the RSPB is about protecting the environment so that birds and wildlife may thrive.
You could, however, try these suggestions...
The galleries are taking a break at the moment.
A nationally acclaimed haven for wildlife, voted one of the top 10 eco destinations in the world in BBC Wildlife Magazine
The National Water Sports Centre is located in 270 acres of country parkland, just 3 miles from Nottingham on the River Trent.
Welcome to the ubiquitous links page; here you'll find all manner of interesting resources relating to the birding world and about Nottingham.
Registered Charity Number 207076
The Wildlife Explorers (Formerly the YOC) is the junior membership of the RSPB, focusing mainly on 7-12 year olds, with a teenage section called the RSPB Phoenix. With over 150,000 members it's the largest club in the world for yound people interested in birds and the environment. The RSPB has over 30 years' experience in delivering informal education - providing stimulating games and activities to get environmental messages across in an exciting, fun way.
Two miles north of Retford, which is in the north of Nottinghamshire.
The gravels are north east of Hoveringham Vilage, which in turn is north east of Nottingham. Bleasby is close by to the north.
National Trust site, around four and a half miles south-east of Worksop or six and a half miles south-west of Retford.
North Norfolk Coast at Holme next the Sea.
Minsmere lies on the Suffolk coast between Southwold and Aldeburgh below Dunwich Cliffs.
Near Leigh in Greater Manchester.
North Nottinghamshire woodland famous for a certain green-clad outlaw.
Near Arnold, on the northern fringe of Nottingham.
Country Park conveniently close to the city centre
For 30 years, until it closed in 1993, Bevercotes was a working colliery, one of the deepest mines in Britain. Most of the spoil from the pit was dumped on site and the Forestry Commission is now converting the tip from a wasteland into a 'natural' landscape. It is still early days, but already the young woodland is home to a wide variety of plants and animals. As the woodland matures it will be managed to benefit wildlife, improve the landscape, provide recreation, and produce timber for local industries.
One of the prettiest and daintiest birds, the long-tailed tit, is storming gardens according to this year's record-breaking RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.
The minutes from the 2009 AGM are available in PDF format.
A quick list of the most common garden birds in Notts, according to the latest survey results...
Calling All Bitterns: Numbers Still Dangerously Low
Anglian Water Osprey Project
As part of a new survey of the UK's Corncrakes, the general public are being asked to listen for their distinctive song.
New Threat To UK's Favourite Birds?
The YOC need YOUR help
Warbling Colonist's Success
Various ways to contact the group, and a few other useful addresses.