Retford Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

by | 5 October 2017 | Retford, Wildlife

‘Falconry — its History and Practice’ is the title of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Retford Group illustrated lecture to be presented by field naturalist and wildlife photographer David Fox on Thursday 12th October.

David will be covering all aspects of the noble art of falconry, its believed beginnings some 4,000 years ago, the various birds used from the Peregrine Falcon to the Golden Eagle, equipment (furniture) and its applications, training of hawks for the chase, breeding, legal aspects of obtaining birds today, the conservation of raptors and how falconers have played a leading role, and threats to today’s wild raptor populations.

This talk starts at 7.30pm and takes place at the Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre, Great North Road, Retford DN22 6SG. Everyone is welcome. The fee is £2.00 which includes light refreshments and there will be a raffle in aid of group funds.

For further information or if you would like to be added to the Retford Group’s email list, contact Jan Williamson at or 01777 709974.