Wildlife Weekend

July 3, 2014 at 4:01 pm 2 comments

St Anns Allotments Wildlife Weekend 2014, on 19th and 20th July, promises to be full of activity.  The timetable includes bats, botany, birds, butterflies, bees, and moths…There will also be moth traps across site, and you may see the odd studious botanist or ecologist studying species across site.  We want to get as many species recorded as possible!poster timetable


St Anns Allotment Gardeners – Help us with sightings from your plots!

To help us with this, we also appeal to STAA gardeners to let us know a bit about their own plots.  Here is a simple, quick form, to record some of the main flora and fauna we are interested in.  STAA Plot Survey

Return them to the Visitors Centre or to info@staa-allotments.org.uk.  Paper copies will be available on the weekend and from the Visitors Centre throughout the summer.

Please also bring along any recent sightings or unidentified species (please take pictures rather than picking a plant or trapping an animal!) to the ‘Visitors Centre Wildlife hub’ between 12 and 3 on both Saturday and Sunday.


Friday 18th July – launch event!

Bat walk, 8.30pm – approx. 10.30pm. FREE for STAA members and volunteers, £3 for others

Join Lynn from South Notts Bat group for an introduction to bats, and walk across the site with detectors to find what bats we have on St Anns Allotments! *Advanced booking required!*

Visitors Centre Wildlife Hub, 12 noon til 3pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Come and see the wildlife displays, report sightings from the site, and find out more about gardening for wildlife.

Saturday 19th July

10am – 2pm Flower Power, botanical surveying with Urban Nature

12noon – 1pm and 2pm – 3pm. Hedge Management workshops with TCV

Find out about traditional ways of managing hedges for

wildlife, perfect for your plot!

1pm—3pm. Pond dipping for everyone at the Heritage Garden

Look at what is lurking in the water! There will also be a natural history display from Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

3pm—5pm. Buzzing Bees. Count the species of bees on site with Pete Wakeling, local beekeeper and NBKA member

6pm – 8pm. Evening bird walk by Urban Nature with the RSPB

Enjoy an evening stroll identifying our feathered friends.

Sunday 20th July

11am – 4pm. Crafts and Minibeasts on the Community Orchard, with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Lots of wildlife crafts and minibeast hunting as part of the

Community Orchards Activity Day

12—3 Flower Power, botanical surveying with Urban Nature

1pm-2pm (Community Orchard) and 3pm-5pm (from the Visitors Centre). Join Simon from Butterfly Conservation Trust for the Big Butterfly Count.

Spot and count the different butterflies as part of a national campaign!

All activities are free, though donations are welcome,




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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. WILD NOTTINGHAM  |  July 16, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Reblogged this on WILD NOTTINGHAM and commented:
    This promises to be a good weekend!

  • 2. What’s on at St Anns Allotments | St Anns Allotments  |  July 18, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    […] may have seen posters around site and lots of activity on Facebook leading up to our Wildlife Weekend, which is kicking off this evening with a bat walk. The bat walk is fully booked, but take a look […]


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