This popular event is organised by the South Notts group of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to raise vital funds to support local wildlife.
Before the advent of herbicides and fertilisers, flower-filled meadows were a familiar sight in Nottinghamshire. Sadly, 97% of species-rich grasslands in the county have disappeared since the 1930s. Butterflies, bees, and previously common animals such as hedgehogs and some garden birds are under threat. The local group is taking action in Rushcliffe to improve places for wildlife, and to help educate young people about our natural heritage.
At the Fair, great value garden plants will be on sale and you can find information on how to make your own garden more wildlife-friendly. This year, we’re highlighting the importance of soil creatures and how you can encourage these beneficial animals.
There’s also a new wildlife craft stall, with our fabulous knitted wild woolly creatures and painted pebbles. An army of volunteers have been producing bees, butterflies, hedgehogs, owls and the iconic badger, which is the logo of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.
Volunteer Anita Indcox, from Radcliffe-on-Trent said: “I get so much pleasure knitting these woolly friends and from knowing that the funds raised are helping to support wildlife in our area.”
At the fair there’ll be perennial and annual plants, homemade cakes, and wildlife craft items. Visitors can also win prizes at the tombola and enjoy a relaxing drink at the café.
The Spring Fair takes place on Saturday 19 May from 9.30am to 12pm at St Peter’s Rooms.