Natural history at Retford Library

by | 25 January 2018 | Community Event, Gainsborough, Library, Retford, Wildlife, Worksop

The Retford Library, in association with the Retford and District Group of the British Naturalists’ Association (BNA — The National Body for Naturalists), are promoting natural history and wildlife conservation in our region.
The monthly activities of the local BNA group were displayed at the library during the months of November and December in 2017. Books written by well known BNA members and supporters, such as David Attenborough, Chris Packham, Bill Oddie and many others were available for library members to borrow.

A Natural History Day is to take place at the Library on Saturday 17th March from 10.00am to 4.00pm in the ground floor meeting room. The BNA and other wildlife groups will be presenting an exhibition of their work, and demonstrating the use of moth traps, bat detecting equipment, and much more.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to talk to local amateur naturalists about their voluntary activities, and learn about our local wildlife.

For those visitors to the open day who wish to find out more, they will be offered opportunities to take part in species monitoring and recording in the local area, and prospective BNA members will be offered the opportunity to join active members undertaking small mammal live trapping programmes on Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust reserves, and by inland waterways.

For more information about the BNA or the Natural History Day please email: For general Library enquiries call 01777 708724.