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Get involved with Nottingham City's wildlife!

There are loads of ways you can help nature in Nottingham, either on your own, with your family or as a group.  Perhaps you want to get your hands dirty and physically help wildlife on a nature reserve?  Perhaps you want to make something to make your own garden a little bit more wildlife friendly?  Maybe you want to learn more about our city wildlife?  Wildlife in the City has loads of ideas, and we believe there is something for everyone.

If you have a specific wildlife-related question, ask the Wildlife in the City team here.

If you are already part of a Wildlife in the City Supporter Group, you can find information and resources by clicking here.

Or you can get in touch by emailing the Wildlife in the City team.

Attract wildlife to your garden

Whatever your garden is like, even if it is small or is mainly concrete, there are lots of ways you can make it wildlife friendly.

Some of the ideas, such as building a pond, or having a wildflower garden, can be beneficial if you grow vegetables as they attract frogs and birds that will eat garden pests. They can also be done in such a way that they are ornamental.

All our gardens are connected, and if even a small patch of each garden can be a ‘wildlife area’ then there will be a huge impact on urban wildlife.

You can find information on things to make in your own garden on our Urban Wildlife pages.

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There are lots of exciting opportunities to volunteer with Wildlife in the City – either across the city or specifically in your own local area.

Volunteers are a massive part of the Wildlife in the City project, and you can gain valuable skills and experience with us in a variety of roles you can:

  • help us care for green spaces with physical conservation tasks,
  • talking to local people at events,
  • work with young people, engaging them in wildlife themed activities,
  • become part of a Group which looks after their local green space.

We run regular weekly conservation work days across the city on a wednesday, for more information e-mail Katie on klast@nottswt.co.uk.

We currently have an exciting new opportunity to work along side our Young Roots Project officer for more information Click here for more information on current roles.

Our City Local Group of volunteers are running monthly work parties across the city, visit the events pages for more details.

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Young Volunteers

We Need Your Help ...........

Would you like to learn;

  • New skills
  • Meet new people
  • Help make a difference in Nottinghamshire?

Our Heritage Lottery Funded Young Roots project is looking for young people between 13-25 years old to come and join the project and get involved in forming a Young Person's Committee.

You will get the chance to learn new skills, meet new people and help make a real difference to the Wildlife Trust.

There will be an opportunity to join the Trust's first ever Events Task Force! Where you will be given the budget and resources to plan and deliver exciting, fun events for the community.

If this is something that would interest you please e-mail Laura on lbacon@nottswt.co.uk for more information.

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Learn Skills

Part of the Wildlife in the City project is to provide local people with environmental skills.

We are able to provide training opportunities in health and safety, use of hand tools, habitat management, species identification and more.

A lot of training happens informally at our volunteering described above.

Some of our training opportunities can be found in our Events pages. To be kept up to date with training opportunities through our Skylarks HLF project, please email Ruth on rtesta@nottswt.co.uk.

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Start a green group

Do you care about your local park or nature reserve?  Would you like to get involved in looking after it? Do you have ideas for your local site you would like to put into action?

This can mean many things - helping with practical work, fundraising, administration, or promotions. 

There may be a friends of group or similar that we can put you in touch with, or if you would like to start a group, or become more involved independently, Wildlife in the City would support you in getting started. 

If you live in Aspley, Bulwell, Bestwood, Clifton, Sneinton or the Meadows and want to get active with your local green space, email the Wildlife in the City team now!

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Become a supporter

If you work with a school or community group already, and want to hold your own wildlife activities, then our Supporters Scheme is for you. Hop on right over to our Supporters webpages for more information.






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