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.

Although it is no longer a legal requirement to wear face masks we strongly recommend that you continue to wear them at indoor meetings and when travelling on coaches.

You can download a printable version of the programme of events for 2022 Here and a booking form for the 2022 coach trips and holidays 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.


January 2022

Sunday 2
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 13
INDOOR MEETING
Wild About The Peak District by Ian Rotherham. Sponsored by Carol Harvey in memory of her husband Alan Harvey. 7.30 pm in 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 Preston Leyland Hotel. Deduct £10 from the above prices if you will have a valid WWT membership card at the time of travel. Cancellation insurance is not included.

Friday 28 - Sunday 30
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

Sunday 6
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 10
INDOOR MEETING
Sri Lanka & India: Birds & Tigers by Ian Newton. Sponsored by a 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 £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 £23. H, NT, S, VC, WC.


March 2022

Sunday 6
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 10
INDOOR MEETING
Wild Travels in the UK by Steve Rowland, RSPB Area Manager for Lincolnshire & Norfolk. Sponsored by London Camera Exchange, Lincoln. 7.30 pm in 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 £30. Price includes a £3.50 permit charge. C, H, NT, VC, WC.

Saturday 26
AFTERNOON VISIT
to Mike’s local patch. The first of three visits to see the wildlife at different seasons of the year. Meet at 2 pm in the Royal Oak car park, Brookside, Scopwick LN4 3PA.


April 2022

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.

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. 7.30 pm in 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 £27. C, NT, VC, WC.


May 2022

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 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 (Gloucestershire). 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 prices if you will have a valid Wildfowl and Wetland Trust membership card at the time of travel. Cancellation insurance is not included.

Thursday 12
INDOOR MEETING
Photographing Local Wildlife by Graham Mumby-Croft and Peter Skelson. Sponsored by Group members who wish 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 £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 comfort break. Free admission from 8.45 pm for people only attending the AGM.

Saturday 14
AFTERNOON VISIT
to Forestry England Chambers Farm Wood, Market Rasen LN8 5JR. Good for birds and butterflies including the rare marsh fritilliary butterfly. Meet at 1 pm in the car park.

Sunday 15
COACH TRIP
to YWT Potteric Carr. Ninety-six species of birds are know to have bred on the reserve including woodland birds and waterfowl. A good reserve to see all three species of woodpeckers, bitterns, kingfishers, etc. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £24. Deduct £3 from the price if you will have a Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust members card at the time of travel. C, H, NT, VC, WC.


June 2022

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.

Sunday 12
COACH TRIP
to RSPB Strumpshaw Fen. A good reserve to see swallowtail butterflies. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £31. H, NT, VC, WC.

Saturday 25
AFTERNOON VISIT
to Mike’s local patch. The second of three visits to see the wildlife at different seasons of the year. Meet at 2 pm in the Royal Oak car park, Brookside, Scopwick LN4 3PA.


July 2022

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.

Sunday 10
COACH TRIP
to NT Wicken Fen. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £37. Deduct £7.75 from the price if you will have a valid National Trust membership card at the time of travel. C, NT, S, VC, WC.


August 2022

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.

Sunday 14
COACH TRIP
to Rodley Nature Reserve. A wetland reserve close to the River Aire and a top spot for dragonflies. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £27. H, VC, WC.


September 2022

Sunday 4
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 8
INDOOR MEETING
Argentina to Antarctica - With Albatrosses by Steve Cale. Sponsored by Margaret Lunn in memory of her husband Vic Lunn. 7.30 pm in 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 £34. Price includes a £5 admission charge. C, H, VC, WC.


October 2022

Sunday 2
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 13
INDOOR MEETING
Great British Birds by Ashley Grove. Sponsored by Shirley Warner in memory of her husband 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 £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 £27. C, H, NT, VC, WC.

Saturday 22
AFTERNOON VISIT
to Mike’s local patch. The final visit to see the wildlife at different seasons of the year. 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

Sunday 6
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 10
INDOOR MEETING
Point Pelée by Graham Catley. Sponsored by Just Audi VW. 7.30 pm in 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 £17. C, H, VC, WC.


December 2022

Sunday 4
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 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. 7.30 pm in 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. 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 £46. 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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