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nature & wildlife gatherings

Welcome & Introduction to ...

immersive gatherings with likeminded people that love green spaces

Because some gatherings will be outside the burough of Melton Mowbray, I have created this page separate to the Facebook group 'Melton Mowbray District Nature & Wildlife' in respect of the group's rules.

After taking daily jaunts with my camera in the countryside last year, I appreciate the joy that this simple pleasure brings. Then in July 2022, I joined the Facebook group 'Melton Mowbray District Nature & Wildlife' created by Carole Dent, a neighbour of mine. In the Autumn of 2022 I organised 'gatherings' for members to meet up and immerse in local nature & wildlife. They were slow-paced, tranquil and appreciated by the small number of people that joined in, and so I will be organising more this year.

Gina

proposed gatherings

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Wed 13 Apr - CLOSED

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Thu 20 Apr 18.15 - 20.00

SWITHLAND WOOD & THE BRAND

80 Roecliffe Road

Swithland

LE12 8TN

This is apparently a gem of a place to visit.

Historical Site: Cambrian period/around 541 million years ago. The wood is Leicestershire’s most important ancient woodland for nature conservation. Quarries within the wood were a source of the distinctive Swithland Slate.

Car Park & Charges

Sunset 8pm

Weather Forecast

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Mon 17 Apr 18.30 - 20.00

FRISBY LAKES

Hoby Road, Melton Mowbray

LE14 3TL

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Mon 24 Apr 18.15 - 20.00

STONESBY NATURE RESERVE

Bescaby Lane

Waltham-on-the-Wolds

LE14 4AB

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Mon 1 May 18.15 - 20.00

HOLWELL NATURE RESERVE

Main Street, Holwell

 Melton Mowbray

Thu 27 Apr 18.15 - 20.00

DENTON RESERVOIR

Casthorpe Road

Denton

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Thu 4 May 18.15 - 20.15

COSSINGTON MEADOWS

Rothley

LE7 4UZ

Mon 8 May 18.15 - 20.15

MOUNT SORREL & ROTHLEY MARSHES

Rowe Leyes Furlong

Rothley

LE7 7LS

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Mon 14 May 18.30 - 20.00

PRIOR'S COPPICE

Braunston,

Oakham

LE15 8DB

Thu 11 May 18.30 - 20.30

BRADGATE PARK - MEDIEVAL DEER PARK

Newtown Linford

LE6 0HE

Featured Gathering - Skylarks Nature Reserve
Date Summertime - tbc
https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/nature-reserves/skylarks

Adbolton lane

Holme Pierrepont 

Nottinghamshire

NG12 2LU

30 mins drive from Melton Mowbray

ATTRIBUTES

Green Woodpecker

Cetti's Warbler

Lapwing

Barn Owl

Kingfisher

Snipe

Avocet

Cuckoo

Stonechat

Red Fox

Weasle

Stoat

Roe Deer

Harvest Mouse

Whirligig Beetle

Common Pond Skater

Common Frog

Water Stick Insect

Diving Bell Spider

Smooth Newt

Grass Snake

Bats

Four Footed Chaser

Lesser Celendene

Blackthorn

Garlic Mustard

Colts Foot

Hart's Tongue

Scarlet Pimpernel

Bee Orchid

Common Twayblade

Common Spotted Orchid

In the Woodland

Speckled Wood Butterfly

Common Hazel

Birch Polypore

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Lesser Stag Beetle

Tawny Owl

Buff-tip Moth

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