If you enjoy nature and wish to help preserve it, or if you are simply looking for a fun and social outdoors activity, Consoc is for you!
Consoc is a student-run group that works together with local and national organisations in order to conserve our local green spaces. We visit Sites of Special Scientific Interest, nature reserves, parks and woodland. We adopt a hands-on approach for the betterment of the local environment and provide our members with an opportunity to gain valuable volunteer experience. We organise one-off trips to new sites as well as frequently revisiting ongoing projects - seeing the difference our work is making is very rewarding.
We do conservation work every Wednesday at various sites around Nottingham. We try to vary what task we do each week to give members a good variety. For example, tasks that have been done in the past include making footpaths, biulding bird boxes and clearing back weeds. For anyone who wishes to join us for a session, we meet at 1:15pm at the wall by the outside entrance to Mooch/The Den. Look out for people in boots/wellies!
Besides our weekly practical sessions, we also hold events at weekends such as bird walks and nature food trails, and run a variety of socials from pub meets to bowling and film nights. We also run several weekends away each year, for example to the Peak District where we work in the hills with the Park Rangers!