Lincoln Local Group

Events

All events are subject to any covid restrictions in place at the time of the event and are therefore subject to change. Please check the website before leaving home.

You do not need to be a member of the RSPB or have any great knowledge of birds to join our events, everyone is welcome. Coach outings and weekend holidays must be booked in advance. Nature reserve facilities are shown as follows: C = Café, H = Hides, NT = Nature Trail, S = Shop, VC = Visitor Centre, WC = Toilets.


On-line Presentations

Tackling Environmental Challenges

A recording of the University of Lincoln's Live Lounge event with Chis Packham and Bailey Marchant. Click here to watch a recording of the discussion.

Swifts

A recording of the webinar hosted by the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and sponsored by the Hathersage Swift Group and Peak Boxes. Edward Meyer, who is internationally renowned as an authority on swifts, speaks about these amazing birds. An excellent talk which you can watch Here.


July 2021

Sunday 25 (Please note this is a revised date)
COACH TRIP to RSPB Bempton Cliffs and Flamborough Head. Up to a quarter of a million seabirds could be on the cliffs including some puffins. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £23. C, VC, WC. To book a seat please contact Mike on 01526 321917 any evening after 7 pm


August 2021

Sunday 1
Birdwatching For All A free guided walk at Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve. Meet outside the visitor centre in Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln at 10.30 am. The walk lasts up to 2 hours and involves walking on tracks which can be muddy at times so please wear suitable footwear.

Sunday 15
COACH TRIP to RSPB Frampton Marsh. There should be plenty of waders including avocets on the marsh. Leave Lincoln 9 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £16. H, VC, WC. To book a seat please contact Mike on 01526 321917 any evening after 7 pm.

Friday 20 to Sunday 22
BIRDFAIR 2021 at Rutland Water. Cancelled


September 2021

Sunday 5
Birdwatching For All A free guided walk at Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve. Meet outside the visitor centre in Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln at 10.30 am. The walk lasts up to 2 hours and involves walking on tracks which can be muddy at times so please wear suitable footwear.

Thursday 9
INDOOR MEETING. 'Hungarian Wildlife' by Geoff Trinder. Sponsored by Shirley Warner in memory of her husband Peter Warner. The Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.

Sunday 12
COACH TRIP to RSPB Titchwell Marsh. Autumn migration will be well underway at this time of the year. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £23. C, H, VC, WC. To book a seat please contact Mike on 01526 321917 any evening after 7 pm.


October 2021

Sunday 3
Birdwatching For All A free guided walk at Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve. Meet outside the visitor centre in Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln at 10.30 am. The walk lasts up to 2 hours and involves walking on tracks which can be muddy at times so please wear suitable footwear.

Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10
WEEKEND IN NORTHUMBERLAND. We leave Lincoln at 7 am for RSPB Saltholme where we will spend the day. Then on to The White Swan, Alnwick, for our evening meal and overnight stay. Saturday will be spent at Hauxley Nature Reserve. On Sunday we check out of the hotel and travel to WWT Washington for the day. We will leave the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust reserve late afternoon and return to Lincoln arriving between 8.30 and 9 pm. The price includes all coach travel. admission to WWT Washington, gratuities and two nights half board at The White Swan, Alnwick. The total cost in a twin or double room is £220 per person and £300 in a single room. Cancellation insurance is not included. All the reserves have a café and toilets. The coach also has an onboard toilet. To book a place please contact Mike on 01526 321917 any evening after 7 pm.

Thursday 14
INDOOR MEETING. 'Wings Over Wales' by Steve Magennis, ARPS. Meeting sponsored by Sue Stevenson, Richard and Trevor Jones in memory of Christine. The Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.

Saturday 16
VIRTUAL AGM AND MEMBERS’ DAY. See the summer/autumn issue of Nature’s Home magazine. Visit rspb.org.uk/agm to register and see the agenda.

Sunday 17
COACH TRIP to Dearne Valley RSPB Old Moor. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave the reserve either when it closes or at 5 pm, whichever is sooner (at the moment the reserve closes at 4 pm but the closure times after 19 July are not yet known). Adults £TBA. C, H, S, VC, WC. To book a seat please contact Mike on 01526 321917 any evening after 7 pm.


November 2021

Sunday 7
Birdwatching For All A free guided walk at Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve. Meet outside the visitor centre in Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln at 10.30 am. The walk lasts up to 2 hours and involves walking on tracks which can be muddy at times so please wear suitable footwear.

Thursday 11
INDOOR MEETING. 'A Fish with Feathers' by Michael Leach DSc, FLS, FRGS, FZS. A talk about penguins. Michael is a well known wildlife author, speaker and photographer. Sponsored by Just Audi VW. The Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.

Sunday 14
COACH TRIP to Anglian Water Rutland Water. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 4 pm. Adults £TBA including the admission charge. H, NT, S, VC, WC. To book a seat please contact Mike on 01526 321917 any evening after 7 pm.


December 2021

Sunday 5
Birdwatching For All A free guided walk at Hartsholme Country Park and Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve. Meet outside the visitor centre in Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln at 10.30 am. The walk lasts up to 2 hours and involves walking on tracks which can be muddy at times so please wear suitable footwear.

Thursday 9
INDOOR MEETING. 'Spurn, A Magical Place' by Rob Adams, Chairman of Spurn Bird Observatory. Sponsored by Janette Marshall in memory of her parents, Eileen and John White. The Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £4, for members of the public £5, please pay on the door.

Sunday 12
COACH TRIP to Pitsford Reservoir. At this time of the year there will be plenty of winter wildfowl to see. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 4 pm. Adults £25, which includes the permit cost. H, WC. To book a seat please contact Mike on 01526 321917 any evening after 7 pm.


May 2022

Sunday 8 to Wednesday 11
FOUR DAYS IN SOMERSET visiting National Nature Reserve Shapwick Heath, RSPB Ham Wall, National Trust Horner Wood and Wildfowl and Wetland Trust Slimbridge. The cost of £295 per person in a double or twin room or £390 in a single room includes all coach travel, entry to Slimbridge and 3 nights half board at The Walnut Tree Hotel, North Petherton. Deduct £10 from the above costs if you will have a valid Wildfowl and Wetland Trust membership card at the time of travel. Cancellation insurance is not included.
One twin room and three double rooms still available. The double rooms can be used for single occupancy (charged at the single room rate). Please contact Mike on 01526 321917 to book a place.


Programme Archive

Programmes from 2010 to the present year are available on Dropbox. You do not need a Dropbox account to view them.

To view a list of events from previous programmes since the Group's formation in 1974 click on the following link: Programme Archive If you are aware of any events missing from the list please let us know.

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