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Mansfield & Ashfield

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Our Watch Group was launched in October 2012, for young people aged over 8 in the Mansfield & Ashfield area. We do lots of fun activities exploring our local nature reserves. We meet at St Mark's Church Hall, Nottingham Road, Mansfield on the first Saturday of each month, 10.30 - 12.30am. Come and join in the fun! As this group is now quite full, to book your first session please contact: Sarah Spurry, Watch Leader, or phone 07885169111

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Attenborough Saturday 15 August 2015

Sweep net fun in the sun!

Attenborough - Saturday 15 August 2015

Sweep net fun in the sun!

Wildlife Watch Summer Celebration - Attenborough 15.8.15

The pictures tell a story of a great time had by all - sweep nets to find mini beasts - grasshoppers, spiders, caterpillars etc... an art ramble around the nature reserve, an opportunity to climb trees, picnic in the wildflower meadow and enjoy the natural world.

We all swapped screen time for GREEN TIME today!

Evening Family Bat Walk - Friday 14 August

Many thanks to the Nottinghamshire Bat Group, especially Michael Walker for a wonderful opportunity to learn about bats, use bat detectors and discover that we have Daubenton, pipistrelle, soprano pipistrelle and noctule bats on the Quarry Lane Local Nature Reserve.

Following a very wet day, 15 adults and 10 children were brave enough to turn out for the walk this evening and at exactly the right time - the weather changed and we were rewarded with a dry few hours - just right for the bats to fly about "on cue", the bat detectors to crackle and for us to catch a glimpse of the different species.
Thank you Michael and Lorna for joining us for a memorable evening.

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Mansfield & Ashfield Wildlife Watch Group for 8 to 13 year olds
We meet on the first Saturday of the month 10.30 – 12.30
At St Mark’s Church Hall Nottingham Road, Mansfield NG18 1BP

Swap Screen Time for Green Time and enjoy outdoor activities on Titchfield Park and Quarry Lane and Oakham Nature Reserves.

Friday 14 August Evening Bat Walk
Saturday 15 August Family Fun Day Attenborough
Saturday 5 September Charming Worms
Saturday 3 October Wildlife in Winter
Saturday 7 November Birds of Prey
Saturday 5 December It’s Christmas Again!
Join in the fun – it’s free but donations are welcome
Remember to come dressed for the weather!
For more information or to book your first session, please contact: Sarah Spurry, Watch Leader on 07885 169111 or