All Local Group meetings and events are suspended until 31 December 2020 due to the covid 19 pandemic. The situation will be reviewed again later in the year but at the moment we are hoping to run a full programme of events in 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 - please see the 2020 Booking Form. Nature reserve facilities are shown as follows: C = Café, H = Hides, NT = Nature Trail, S = Shop, VC = Visitor Centre, WC = Toilets.
It is with great regret that the open-air coffee morning has had to be cancelled due to Government restrictions which limit the number of people that can gather in a private garden.
An On-line Presentation
Are you missing the groups indoor meetings? If so you can listen to an on-line illustrated talk given to the Bromley Local Group by Dr Mark Eaton, RSPB Principal Conservation Scientist, on the science that supports conservation work at the Society. It is a fascinating talk and you will learn how scientific study is making a positive difference for many bird species. Click on the Saving Nature slide (above right) to watch the presentation. The presentation lasts about 90 minutes.
Every month from January 2021
On the first Sunday of every month beginning in January 2021 Birdwatching For All. Free guided walks - everyone welcome. Meet outside the Information Centre in Hartsholme Country Park, Lincoln at 10.30 am. The walks around Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve and Hartsholme Country Park take between one and two hours. Warm clothing and stout footwear are recommended for the winter months. Watch a video of nature through the seasons in the Park and Nature Reserve.
The following events have been rescheduled from the 2020 programme.
INDOOR MEETING. Spurn: A Magical Place by Rob Adams. Rob is Chairman of Spurn Bird Observatory. 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 9 to Wednesday 12
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.
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.
INDOOR MEETING. A Fish with Feathers by Michael Leach DSc, FLS, FRGS, FZS (www.michael-leach.co.uk). 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.
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