Lincoln Local Group

Events

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 Booking Form.
Nature reserve facilities are shown as follows: C = Café, H = Hides, NT = Nature Trail, VC = Visitor Centre,
WC = Toilets.

Download a printable A4 version of the 2017 programme

Every month

On the first Sunday of every month 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.

April 2017

Sunday 2
COACH TRIP to RSPB Frampton Marsh. A good time to see whimbrels, which flock on the saltmarsh in April. Leave Lincoln 9 am. Leave reserve 4.30 pm. Adults £16. H, NT, VC, WC.

Thursday 13
INDOOR MEETING Birds of the Lower Rio Grande Valley - Texas by Ian Newton, ARPS. Ian Newton is a professional photographer who specialises in wildlife photography. Sponsored by Michael Carter Travel. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16
HERON WATCHPOINT at Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln. A free event from 11 am until 4 pm. Volunteers will be at the lakeside with binoculars and telescopes for you to use and obtain some brilliant view of the herons nesting on the island. This year there are at least 16 occupied nests.

Friday 21 to Sunday 23
RSPB WEEKEND, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. See the winter issue of Nature’s Home magazine or contact RSPB HQ T: 01767 680551. Watch a quick video. To find out more or register your interest RSPB Weekend

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23
HERON WATCHPOINT at Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln. A free event from 11 am until 4 pm. Volunteers will be at the lakeside with binoculars and telescopes for you to use and obtain some brilliant view of the herons nesting on the island. This year there are at least 16 occupied nests.

Sunday 23
COACH TRIP to the National Nature Reserve Cavenham Heath and Norfolk Wildlife Trust Weeting Heath for stone curlew. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5.30 pm. Adults £23 including admission charge. H, VC, WC.

Saturday 29 and Sunday 30
HERON WATCHPOINT at Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln. A free event from 11 am until 4 pm. Volunteers will be at the lakeside with binoculars and telescopes for you to use and obtain some brilliant view of the herons nesting on the island. This year there are at least 16 occupied nests.

May 2017

Monday 1
HERON WATCHPOINT at Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln. A free event from 11 am until 4 pm. Volunteers will be at the lakeside with binoculars and telescopes for you to use and obtain some brilliant view of the herons nesting on the island. This year there are at least 16 occupied nests.

Wednesday 10
EVENING BIRDWATCH Forestry Commission Chambers Farm Wood. Meet in the car park at 7 pm.

Thursday 11
INDOOR MEETING A Year of Nature by Mike Pickwell. Mike is a wildlife and landscape photographer based in the North of England. He has a love of nature in all its forms and his aim is to express what he sees and feels through his photography. Sponsored by Sleafordian Coaches. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Group’s AGM will be held at 9 pm following the break for refreshments. Free admission from 9 pm for people only attending the AGM.

Friday 19
LINCOLN NATURE & OPTICS FAIR from 11 am to 5 pm at Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW. Organised by London Camera Exchange. The day includes guided walks, Olympus photo walk and a macro workshop. Click here for further details.

Sunday 21
COACH TRIP to RSPB Middleton Lakes, a former gravel quarry in the Tame Valley. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £19. C, H, VC, WC.

June 2017

Thursday 1 to Monday 5
HOLIDAY IN DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY visiting Ken-Dee Marshes, Mersehead, Wood of Cree, Mull of Galloway, Campfield Marsh, Caerlaverock. £380 per person for a twin or double room or £440 for a single room, includes coach travel, admission to Caerlaverock and 4 nights half board at the Station Hotel, Dumfries. Cancellation insurance not included.

Sunday 11
COACH TRIP to Norfolk Wildlife Trust Hickling Broad, the largest of the Broads, including a two-hour boat trip on the Broad. Leave Lincoln 7.30 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £32 including admission and boat charges. H, NT, VC, WC.

Saturday 17
AFTERNOON BIRDWATCH at Mike's local patch. Meet outside the Royal Oak, Scopwick at 2 pm. The area to be visited is 5 minutes' drive from here.

July 2017

Sunday 9
COACH TRIP to Suffolk Wildlife Trust Redgrave and Lopham Fen. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £20. C, NT, VC, WC.

Sunday 16
AFTERNOON BIRDWATCH at RSPB Langford Lowfields. Meet in the reserve car park at 2 pm.

August 2017

Sunday 13
COACH TRIP to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserves at North Cave and Kiplingcotes. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £14. H, VC, WC.

Friday 18 to Sunday 20
BRITISH BIRDWATCHING FAIR at Rutland Water. Details from the Events Team at The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2DL. T: 01767 680551.

September 2017

Sunday 10
COACH TRIP to RSPB Saltholme, Teesside. A great place to visit at any time of the year. Leave Lincoln 7.30 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £23. C, H, VC, WC.

Thursday 14
INDOOR MEETING Trinidad and Tobago - Home of the Hummingbird by Ashley Grove. Please note this is a change to the original programme. Sponsored by Shirley Warner in memory of Peter Warner. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.

October 2017

Saturday 7
AGM AND MEMBERS’ DAY, London. See the winter issue of Nature’s Home magazine or contact RSPB HQ T: 01767 680551.

Thursday 12
INDOOR MEETING The Cairngorms and the Yorkshire Dales by Steve Rowland. Two different habitats each with its own unique variety of wildlife. Sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.

Sunday 22
COACH TRIP to Thorp Perrow Arboretum, North Yorkshire for autumn colours and the possibility of a fungus foray. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 4.30 pm. Adults £27 including admission charge. C, VC, WC.

November 2017

Thursday 9
INDOOR MEETING East Midlands through the Seasons by Danny Green. Danny is an award winning nature photographer and was recently chosen by Canon to form part of their Ambassador programme. Sponsored by a Local Group member who wishes to remain anonymous. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.

Sunday 19
COACH TRIP to the Nottingham Wildlife Trust Idle Valley. Leave Lincoln 9 am. Leave reserve 4 pm. Adults £13. C, H, NT, VC, WC.

December 2017

Sunday 10
COACH TRIP to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Potteric Carr Nature Reserve. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 4 pm. Adults £18 including admission charge. C, H, NT, VC, WC.

Thursday 14
INDOOR MEETING The End of the Year Show. Details of this event will be available later in the year. Sponsored by Janette Marshall in memory of Eileen and John White. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.

Programme Archive

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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