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Netherfield Lagoons: New programme of guided walks announced at popular nature reserve

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A new programme of walks at Netherfield Lagoons has been announced.

The walks, which are all free, will be led by Peter Smith, the reserve manager, and are for beginners and experts alike.

The walks offer ‘a great opportunity to learn more about the Netherfield Lagoons and the amazing wildlife to be found there’.

To join one of the walks simply meet at the footbridge at the time and date advertised.

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Organisers say It is best to park on Teal Close and then to walk along beside the Ouse Dyke to the footbridge onto the reserve.

Check out Gedling Conservation Trust’s website for updates on walk cancellations here: https://www.gedlingconservationtrust.org/

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PICTURED: Netherfield Lagoons

2023 schedule

Bird Walk – Migrants
Some summer migrants may already be in and there could be some passage migrants passing through. Meet at the footbridge onto the reserve.
Sunday April 16th at 9.00 to 12.00
Tuesday April 18th at 9.00 to 12.00

Warbler Walk
Up to ten species of Warbler could be singing on the reserve, plus some other summer visitors and residents. Meet at the footbridge onto the reserve.
Sunday May 7th at 9.00 to 12.00
Tuesday May 9th at 9.00 to 12.00

Wildlife Walk
There should be lots of flowers and insects about as well as the breeding birds.
Meet at the footbridge onto the reserve.
Sunday May 21st at 9.00 to 12.00
Tuesday May 23rd at 9.00 to 12.00

Orchid Walk
There are five species of Orchid that flower on the reserve. With a bit of luck they might all be out. Meet at the footbridge onto the reserve.
Tuesday May 30th at 9.00 to 12.00
Sunday June 4th at 9.00 to 12.00

Insect Safari
So far we have identified well over 1,000 insects on the reserve. Come and see if you can help add to this total by finding something new. Meet at the footbridge onto the reserve. This event will be called off if rain is forecast.
Tuesday June 6th at 9.00 to 12.00
Friday June 9th at 2.00 to 5.00

Butterfly Walk
There could be up to twelve species flying. Come and see how many you can spot.
Meet at the footbridge onto the reserve. This event will be called off if rain is forecast.
Tuesday July 11th at 2.00 to 5.00
Thursday July 13th at 2.00 to 5.00

Insect Safari
So far we have identified well over 1,000 insects on the reserve. Come and see if you can help add to this total by finding something new. Meet at the footbridge onto the reserve. This event will be called off if rain is forecast.
Tuesday July 18th at 2.00 to 5.00
Sunday July 23rd at 9.00 to 12.00

Dragonfly Walk
At least ten species should be on the wing. Meet at the footbridge onto the reserve. This event will be called off if rain is forecast.
Tuesday August 1st at 2.00 to 5.00
Thursday August 3rd at 2.00 to 5.00

Wildlife Walk
Birds are beginning to migrate and most flowers will be producing seeds by now.
There will be butterflies, dragonflies and other insects to see as well. Meet at the footbridge onto the reserve.
Monday August 14th at 2.00 to 5.00
Sunday August 20th at 9.00 to 12.00

Bird Walk
Some summer birds may still be about and some winter birds may have already arrived. It is at this transitional stage of the year that some rarities can turn up.
Meet at the footbridge onto the reserve.
Monday September 11th at 2.00 to 5.00
Sunday September 17th at 9.00 to 12.00

Bird Walk and Murmuration
There should be eight species of duck to see and the walk will be finished off by watching the Starling murmuration as they come to roost in the reed beds. Of course this depends on the co-operation of the Starlings. Meet at the footbridge onto the reserve.
Monday October 9th at 2.00 to 5.00
Thursday October 12th at 2.00 to 5.00

Fungus Foray
Fungi come in a bewildering variety of shapes, colours and sizes. Let us introduce you to the reserve’s mycological hot-spots. Meet at the footbridge onto the reserve.
Sunday October 15th at 9.00 to 12.00
Tuesday October 17th at 2.00 to 5.00

Wildlife Walk
It is getting towards the end of the year, but there is still wildlife to be seen on the
site. Meet at the footbridge onto the reserve.
Sunday November 26th at 9.00 to 12.00
Tuesday November 28th at 2.00 to 5.00

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