The North Notts Wildlife Trust Group is looking forward to welcoming Ross Frazer, the RSPB’s project manager at Sherwood, to talk to them about Sherwood’s future with the RSPB. Sherwood is the RSPB’s newest nature reserve. Centuries in the making, it is known the world over as the home of the legend of Robin Hood, but it is much more than that. Wooded for centuries, and once part of a vast royal hunting ground, Sherwood is a unique place, with its hundreds of ancient oaks that have thrived there for more than 500 years, including the legendary Major Oak, estimated to be around 1,000 years old.
The RSPB were asked by Notts County Council to manage the Sherwood Forest site and build a new visitor centre on behalf of, and in partnership with, Notts County Council. Ross will tell the group about this. He will also tell members about the ancient oaks that make the forest a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the wildlife that lives among them.
Find out more about the forest and how the RSPB and its partners plan to ensure Sherwood is protected for future generations. Other partners include Sherwood Forest Trust, Thoresby Estate and Woodland Trust.
This important meeting will be held in the Rural Learning Centre at the Idle Valley, North Road (A638), Retford DN22 8RQ on Thursday 8th November, starting at 7.30pm. Admission costs £2.50 and includes refreshments. Non-members are welcome. For more information call Jan on 01777 709974 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.