Friday, 19 March 2010

Clifton Grove

Hi all,
 
Not sure if you are aware of this but a key wildlife area in Nottingham is under threat:
 
Just across the river from Attenborough, this area is unprotected and is constantly under pressure from development.

Clifton Grove provides breeding ground for Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Water Rail and Tree Sparrow as well as essential stop-off habitat for key migrants such as Bittern, waders, chats, thrushes and warblers aplenty.
 
Clifton Pastures (the area of farmland stetching out towards Gotham and Thrumpton along the A453) supports large numbers of Grey Partidge, Skylark, Lapwing and Golden Plover as well as Merlin, Short-eared Owl and Barn Owl. It is arguably the last stronghold for the Corn Bunting in Nottinghamshire.
 
A 10,000 strong housing estate would not be good really.So if you love Nottingham's wildlife please have a look at this and pass it around.More importantly, if you haven't visited Clifton Grove/Pastures, make sure you do this spring/summer, it's a wonderful place.
 
Cheers
 
Ian

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