Dog walkers are being urged to keep their pets on their leads in Gedling Country Park during the bird mating season due to the appearance of two rare bird species who are using the site for ground nesting.
Gedling Country Park has numerous ground nesting birds using the site, including two Red Listed (extremely endangered) species, the Skylark and Lapwing.
A spokesperson for Friends of Gedling Country Park said: “Dogs roaming freely over the grassland could disturb the nesting potential of these already threatened species, so we request that during the nesting period (March to September) you keep these areas dog free please.
“Hopefully, in the future, we will be able to raise monies to fence these nesting areas during the breeding season and therefore protect them. ”