There are 47 Wildlife Trusts covering the UK (and the Isle of Man and Alderney too). Use the map or the links below to find out more about the Wildlife Trust in your area and get involved with events, activities and Watch groups.

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, at

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Group news and diary

Leaf Alone - November 2019

Autumn Leaf ID

Why do leaves change colour?

Become an autumn tree and leaf detective.

Nathaniel's "Fungus" Cake

Nathaniel was inspired by our fungi session last month to make this amazing cake - he brought it to Wildlife Watch yesterday to share with all his Wildlife Watch friends - it was delicious.

Thank you Nathaniel.

Fun Guy 5 October 2019

Our October 2019 session is on

Saturday 5 October 2019 10.30 - 12.30

It's all about fungi - it's a great time to go fungus spotting and making mushrooms a work of art!

We'll be finding out fun facts about fungi, looking for fungi on the nature reserve and making spore prints.

Look out - there's a hyena behind you!

The Wildlife Watch team at Creswell Crags - February 2017

February 2017 - Ice Age Trip to Creswell Crags

A visit to the limestone gorge on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Caves, hard hats, fossilized bones, rock art, mammoth climbing frames and huge willow mammoths too.

Great day out - back in time to the ice age and Neanderthals. We also saw European cave spiders and their fascinating egg sacs which look like tear shaped white pendants with a glistening yellow centre.