The Netherfield Wildlife Group was initially created to monitor and promote the Netherfield Lagoons Local Nature Reserve in Nottinghamshire as a wildlife refuge. A range of events and trips are also organised for our 130+ members.
Events held at the lagoons centre around two main focuses; Observing and monitoring the wildlife and habitats and volunteering in the maintenance and development of the site. Recent events have included guided walks, such as the butterfly walk and bat patrol and the monthly bird census held on the second Sunday of every month.
The monitoring of the site is important as it develops the data on which management plans are based. It also provided information to the local biological records office on which the site’s local importance as a nature reserve was assessed.
We provide volunteers to help in management and do regular counts of the birds, butterflies and dragonflies found at the reserve.
The annual reports of the Netherfield Wildlife Group are an important tool when arguing against detrimental planning applications on nearby land and clearly show the variety of wildlife to be encountered on a visit to the lagoons.
Joining the Netherfield Wildlife Group
New members to the group are always welcome.
For an annual subscription of just £5.00, you will receive a very lively quarterly newsletter and an excellent annual report as well as access to all of the trips and events organised by the group.
Contributing to this website
Contributions from our members to the website and the printed newsletters are always welcome in any of the following forms:
- Recent sightings
- Photographs for the image galleries
- Articles about your experiences at the Netherfield lagoons
- Articles about British wildlife in general
- Your trip reports from excursions and events you have attended
- Suggestions for features missing from the website
- Anything else you feel is relevant to the topic area of the website . . .