Rushcliffe Wildlife Watch Group has been voted the winner of the prestigious “Wildlife Watch Group of the Year” for 2017 by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. The Group’s announcement said:
“Well done Rushcliffe! This fantastic Group is really led by the children – they spend lots of time outdoors (a must for a Watch Group!) and lots of their members have won Hedgehog Awards this year by helping wildlife in their area.
During 2017, the children took turns to take the group’s knitted mascot, Mr Hedgehog, on adventures and completed his diary over the course of the year. They also made treats for the birds, built a mini-beast hotel, picked litter and went on a fungi hunt… And that was just a few of their sessions!”
Awards judge Ellie Bottomley said: “Rushcliffe is a fun, creative and enthusiastic Group who impressed me with their Hedgehog Diary of wild adventures, which carried on outside Group activities!”
The award will be presented to the Group by Ian Johnston, Chair of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, at their next session on Saturday 14th April (see Diary page).
The Rushcliffe Wildlife Watch Group meets every second Saturday of the month (except August) at the Education Room in Rushcliffe Country Park. The group is aimed at children aged from 8-13, although there is no strict age restriction for younger siblings and new members are always welcome.
For further information, contact Geoff East on 07804 297041 or email Geast@nottswt.co.uk.