About FoCW CommitteeThe committee of the Friends of Colwick Woods (FoCW) are elected each year and, for 2020, consist of 3 Vice Chairs, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a Membership Secretary.
PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO VISIT THE WOODS
We have received reports of mosquito bites while visiting the woods.
We recommend you use mosquito repellent and mosquito proof clothing and avoid going into tall vegetation at dawn and dusk when mosquitos are most active.
It’s been a challenge for our team and our work parties in the woods . Some people are genetically more susceptible to being bitten. Others don’t react badly for years and then something triggers them to react more.
There are lots of mosquitos around generally at the moment because of the heat, rain and humidity together. It’s something we can expect more of with global warming.
Also, the cold early spring may have reduced species that feed on mosquitos like bats, house martins, swifts, frogs and dragon flies.
We had a wonderful time on Easter Monday (April 22nd) hosting our first Easter Bunny Hunt. Over fifty people took part in our hunt around the woods for different animals.
Back at the bowling green pavilion, we had drinks and cakes on sale, Easter egg hunts around the green, and various games for all ages.
Here’s hoping we can do the same again next year!
If you’re active in the study or recording of animals or would simply like to get involved with it in some way then the superb new website Nottinghamshire Mammals is the place to start your recordings and sightings.
Here is a note taken from their website… A major aim of the website is to encourage the recording of all mammal species in the county and to hopefully obtain enough information to produce a county mammal atlas in the future. Information on how to record is given on the mammal atlas page and whichever way you record you will also be contributing to the National Mammal Atlas Project organised by the Mammal Society.
If you feel like you would like to get involved or would like more information the visit the website of their Facebook page…. links below.
Potential threat to Green Belt, Colwick Woods local nature reserve and public access. A planning application has been submitted by Nottingham Academy for a year 7 base building and associated works and car park following the demolition of the existing Greenwood Tree public house, Greenwood Road. We are considering the impact to the nature reserve ! Anyone wishing to pass their own comments / join in with our response or would simply like to be kept informed then please send us your contact email or other contact details. The twenty eight documents which include the proposed site plans can be found at link provided here.
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