Lincoln Local Group

Events

If you or anyone in your household are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or has been asked to self-isolate then you MUST NOT attend any event.

To keep you and other people safe at indoor meetings, face masks MUST be worn at all times you are moving around the Robert Hardy Building on the University campus. This applies to everyone except people who are medically exempt.

We also strongly recommend that face masks are worn on coaches and when in confined spaces such as visitor centres, hides and toilets.

You can download a printable version of the programme of events for 2021 Here.

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.


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. Speaker to be advised. 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.


Programme for 2022 (subject to confirmation)


January 2022

Thursday 13
INDOOR MEETING
Wildlife of Derbyshire & the Peak District by Paul Hobson. Sponsored by Carol Harvey in memory of her husband Alan Harvey. 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 15 - Monday 17
THREE DAYS in LANCASHIRE
visiting RSPB Marshside, RSPB Leighton Moss and WWT Martin Mere. £175 in a double or twin room or £215 in a single room. Cost includes all coach travel, entry to the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust and two nights half board at the The Preston Leyland Hotel. Deduct £10 from the above costs if you will have a valid WWT membership card at the time of travel. Cancellation insurance is not included.
Only 2 single and 5 double rooms are left. Please contact Mike on 01526 321917 to book a place.

Saturday 29 - Monday 31
BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH
The RSPB’s nationwide event. See the winter issue of Nature’s Home magazine or contact RSPB HQ T: 01767 680551.


February 2022

Thursday 10
INDOOR MEETING
Sri Lanka & India: Birds & Tigers by Ian Newton. Sponsored by a Group member who wishes to remain anonymous. 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 20
COACH TRIP
to RSPB Fairburn Ings. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 4.30 pm. Adults £. H, NT, S, VC, WC.


March 2022

Thursday 12
INDOOR MEETING
Wild Travels in the UK by Steve Rowland, RSPB Area Manager for Lincolnshire & Norfolk. Sponsored by London Camera Exchange, Lincoln. 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 20
COACH TRIP
to NWT Holme Dunes. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £. Price includes a £3.50 permit charge. C, H, NT, VC, WC.

Saturday 26
AFTERNOON VISIT
to Mike’s local patch. Meet at 2 pm in the Royal Oak car park, Brookside, Scopwick LN4 3PA.


April 2022

Thursday 14
INDOOR MEETING
It’s a Wonderful World - Look and You Will See: Costa Rica Wildlife by Mike Catchpole. Sponsored by Michael Carter Travel. 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 24
COACH TRIP
to RSPB Middleton Lakes. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £. C, NT, VC, WC.


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.
Only double rooms are left. These rooms can be used for single occupancy charged at the single room rate. Please contact Mike on 01526 321917 to book a place.

Thursday 12
INDOOR MEETING
Photographing Local Wildlife by Graham Mumby-Croft and Peter Skelson. Sponsored by Group members who wish to remain anonymous. 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.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Group’s AGM will be held at 9 pm following the talk and break for refreshments. Free admission from 8.45 pm for people only attending the AGM.

Sunday 15
COACH TRIP
to YWT Potteric Carr. A reserve where all three species of woodpecker can be seen. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £. Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust members £(less £3). C, H, NT, VC, WC.

Saturday 14
AFTERNOON VISIT
to Forestry England Chambers Farm Wood. Meet at 1 pm in the car park.


June 2022

Sunday 12
COACH TRIP
to RSPB Strumpshaw Fen. A good reserve to see swallowtail butterflies. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £. H, NT, VC, WC.

Saturday 25
AFTERNOON VISIT
to Mike’s local patch. Meet at 2 pm in the Royal Oak car park, Brookside, Scopwick LN4 3PA.


July 2022

Sunday 10
COACH TRIP
to NT Wicken Fen. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £. Price includes £7.75 admission charge. C, NT, S, VC, WC.


August 2022

Sunday 14
COACH TRIP
to Rodley Nature Reserve. A wetland reserve close to the River Are and a top spot for dragonflies. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £. H, VC, WC.

Friday 19 - Sunday 21
BIRDFAIR 2022
at Rutland Water - still to be confirmed. Details from the Events Team at The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2DL. T: 01767 680551.


September 2022

Thursday 8
INDOOR MEETING
Argentina to Antarctica - With Albatrosses by Steve Cale. Sponsored by Margaret Lunn in memory of her husband Vic Lunn. 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 11
COACH TRIP
to NWT Cley Marsh. Autumn migration will be well underway at this time of the year. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £. Price includes £5 admission charge. C, H, VC, WC.


October 2022

Thursday 13
INDOOR MEETING
Great British Birds by Ashley Grove. 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 16
COACH TRIP
to YWT Spurn Nature Reserve. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £. C, H, NT, VC, WC.

Saturday 22
AFTERNOON VISIT
to Mike’s local patch. Meet at 2 pm in the Royal Oak car park, Brookside, Scopwick LN4 3PA.

Date TBA
NATIONAL AGM AND MEMBERS’ DAY.
See the winter issue of Nature’s Home magazine for date and time or contact RSPB HQ T: 01767 680551.


November 2022

Thursday 10
INDOOR MEETING
Point Pelée by Graham Catley. 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 20
COACH TRIP
to NWT Idle Valley Nature Reserve for a good selection of woodland and water birds. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 4 pm. Adults £. C, H, VC, WC.


December 2022

Thursday 8
INDOOR MEETING
End of the Year Show. Details available in September. 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 11
COACH TRIP
to Seven Trent Water Carsington Water, including a 3-course Christmas dinner in the Mainsail Restaurant. A great reserve and a great way to finish the year with a Christmas dinner. Leave Lincoln 8 am. We will depart for home after the 3 course Christmas dinner which will be served at 3.30 pm in the Mainsail Restaurant. Adults £. Please note that the half-price introductory offer does not apply to this trip. C, H, WC.


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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