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Urban nature safari in Nottingham

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safari_intro-630x359The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust recently held an Urban Safari – a 7.5km guided walk around some of Nottingham’s many urban nature spots, including parks, wastelands, woods and a city farm.

It was a really enjoyable day out – it was a great opportunity to see some parts of Nottingham I probably wouldn’t have visited otherwise and to discover just how much nature there is in the city, as well as meeting some lovely people.

I wrote a piece for Wildlife in the City about the Urban Safari. If you live in or near Nottingham, read it, download the map and: Go on an Urban Safari! 

Below are a few of my pictures from the day:

Our tour guide.

Our tour guide

Lion!

Lion!

One of the sheep at Stonebridge City Farm, St Anns

One of the sheep at Stonebridge City Farm, St Anns

Urban farm, St Anns

Urban farm, St Anns

Wasteland - an important space for plants and wildlife

Wasteland – an important space for plants and wildlife

I rang, no one answered

I rang, no one answered

The incredible view of Nottingham from Colwick Woods - this camera phone photo does not in any way do it justice

The incredible view of Nottingham from Colwick Woods – this camera phone photo does not in any way do it justice

Not really nature, I just like this picture a lot

Not sure why, but I like this picture a lot

Old man's beard - one of the plants we encountered on the Sneinton Greenway

Old man’s beard – one of the plants we encountered on the Sneinton Greenway

Again, not really nature, but a picture I like

Not really nature, but a picture I like a lot

Green's Mill

Green’s Mill

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Author: Naomi Racz

I am a nature writer, with a particular interest in urban nature. I also write about social media and work in communications with an NGO.

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