Mansfield & Ashfield Wildlife Watch Group is pictured here.
The group has been named Best New Wildlife Watch Group by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.
It started to meet in October 2012 and now attracts 15-20 regular members.
During the year the group has taken part in activities such as sowing wildflower seeds with balloons, litter picking and hibernating hot potatoes.
Shlomo Dowen, Mansfield and Ashfield group chairman, said: “It is the young people who come along to these activities who are the real winners.”