Green Spiders and a Buzzard!

by | 19 October 2020 | Retford, Wildlife, Worksop

October already and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s North Nottinghamshire Local Group members are heading for winter without their regular meetings to cheer them up!

Needless to say, their planned talk for October, by Dr David Fox on the World of Spiders, has been cancelled. David is not one to waste his time though and he is researching the Midlands distribution range of the green leaf spider (Nigma walckenaeri) which should be starting to appear about now. If you find any, please let me know where so I can pass the information on to David. If you want more information about them you can find it by Googling the Eakring Birds website.

I hope by the time you are reading this, Covid restrictions will have been eased and the Idle Valley centre will have reopened but it is unlikely that the local Wildlife Trust group will have resumed any of its activities. However, I remain optimistic and will let all of you on my email update list know of any changes as soon as I can and keep you up to date with members’ information about wildlife and, in particular, I hope to be able to bring you the story of Bullet the Buzzard who is named after the missile that ended his flying career. We’re hoping he makes a full recovery.
If you want any more information or you’d like a chat about things, call Jan on 01777 709974 or 07969 180067 or email If you would like to receive email updates of Local Group activities, please email Jan with your request.