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Welcome to the Gedling Conservation Trust

The Gedling Conservation Trust (GCT) was set up in 2005 to take over the ownership of the Netherfield Lagoons, Nottinghamshire from UK Coal, after they became redundant with the closure of Gedling Pit. The GCT then applied to English Nature to have the site designated as a Local Nature Reserve, so that its importance as a wildlife conservation site would be acknowledged and by-laws could be set up to protect it.

Now the Trust manages the Netherfield Lagoons and has a part time manager who works to maintain the biological diversity and interest of the site. GCT receives no government or Local Authority funding and is seeking funds to ensure the future of the site.

The Trust is prepared to take on other sites within the borough which have a wildlife interest that would benefit from their intervention.

Help Support The Trust

We urgently need £300 to purchase a Tree Popper – a vital piece of equipment to help maintain the reedbeds at the lagoons as a fantastic habitat for the species that live there. Tree Poppers are very efficient and last for many, many years. Please help us with this vital appeal.

 

News and Posts

These are held on the second Saturday of every month, meeting at 07.45 at the end of Teal’s Close (opposite the CEM building). The idea is to monitor the site’s birds and is a good way for beginners to get to grips with bird identification, led by more experienced birders.

Recent Sightings and Monthly Bird Counts

Monthly bird counts are held on the second Sunday of every month, meeting at the end of Teal Close (opposite the CEM building). We monitor the site’s birds and is a great way for beginners to get involved with bird identification, led by experienced (and friendly!) birders.
Monthly bird count results

Recent Sightings

The Birding Year at the Netherfield Lagoons

The lagoons are a great place to start off the New Year, a refreshing walk to re-invigorate you after the holiday festivities will often be rewarded by some excellent birds.

Guided Walks

Use our map to take a guided walk around the Netherfield Lagoons Local Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, including points of interest and details of some of the wildlife on offer at the reserve.

Species Found at the Netherfield Lagoons

See which species have so far been found at the lagoons. If you want to identify a species click on ‘Identify a Species’ and see if you can find it there.