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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