Rushcliffe winners at the Wildlife on your Doorstep awards

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Pictured are Daren Carbon, Christopher Britton, Steve Bishop Harry Eustace and Jessica Lowe.

The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust received 12 entries from Rushcliffe for the Wildlife on your Doorstep awards, more than any other area in the county.

This illustrates the vibrancy of nature conservation in Rushcliffe as these nominations represent individuals and groups working at 10 different local sites.

Notts Wildlife Trust are delighted to announce the local winners…

Individual Category: Harry Eustace (Friends of Sharphill Wood) joined the group’s work parties as part of his bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. He has become a work-party regular and introduced his younger brother to the work party as well. Harry is a focused and hard worker, carrying out dead-hedging, coppicing and felling small trees, as well as being competent in the planting and after­care of small hedging whips.

Group Category: Holme Pierrepont Country Park Group for their work over the last year to introduce more wildlife-friendly features and habitats into the

park, including clearing Hymalyan Balsam, creating a bird hide, making and installing bird boxes, creating a spring wildflower garden and opening up a stagnant pond.

Schools Category: Ash Lea Special School for the hard work put into creating maintaining their wildlife garden over the years. The school is also supporting the Trust’s work at Skylarks.

Other nominations were Derek Rudge (Wilford Claypits), Elaine Young (Friends of Gotham Sandbanks), Tom Shields

(Skylarks NR), Patsie Andrew (East Bridgford Wildlife Group), Jenny Craig (Bingham Linear Park) in the individual category -and Gotham Sandbanks Nature Reserve, Stonepit Wood Group,

Skylarks Sunday Group and South Notts Bird Ringing Group in the group category.

Ash Lea School

Ash Lea School