Lincoln Local Group

Events

All face to face meetings and outdoor events are suspended until 21 June 2021.

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.


The following events are all subject to any covid restrictions in place at the time of the event and are therefore subject to change.


May 2021

Sunday 9 to Wednesday 12 Rescheduled to Sunday 8 to Wednesday 11 May 2022.
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 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.

Thursday 13
ON-LINE MEETING at 7.30 pm. The Group's AGM followed by an illustrated Zoom talk by Mike Catchpole called It’s a Wonderful World - Look and You will See. A wildlife travelogue visiting The Galapagos, Guatemala, The Gambia and Goa.

Sunday 16
COACH TRIP to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Potteric Carr. A reserve where all three species of woodpecker can be seen. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. C, H, NT, VC, WC. Adults £21. Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust members £17.50. Cancelled.

Saturday 22
AFTERNOON VISIT to Chambers Farm Wood. Meet at 1 pm in the car park. Cancelled


June 2021

Sunday 6
COACH TRIP to RSPB Strumpshaw Fen. A good reserve to see swallowtail butterflies. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £26. H, NT, VC, WC. Cancelled.

Wednesday 16
EVENING VISIT to Riseholme College. A pleasant evening stroll through the grounds. Meet at 7 pm in the main building car park. Cancelled


July 2021

Birdwatching For All. We are hoping to re-start the free monthly walks at Hartsholme Country Park on Sunday 4 July. Until then the Country Park and Nature Reserve remain open for you to visit on your own for exercise. Watch a video of nature through the seasons in the Park and Nature Reserve.

Sunday 11
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.


August 2021

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.

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


September 2021

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.


October 2021

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

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.

Date to be advised
COACH TRIP to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Filey Dams and Filey Brigg. Date to be confirmed. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £23. C, WC.

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.


November 2021

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 £23 including the admission charge. H, NT, S, VC, WC.


December 2021

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.


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.

To find out more about the RSPB click on the RSPB logo or visit www.rspb.org.uk


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