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 2020 Booking Form. Nature reserve facilities are shown as follows: C = Café, H = Hides, NT = Nature Trail, S = Shop, VC = Visitor Centre, WC = Toilets.

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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.


February 2020

Thursday 13
INDOOR MEETING The Long, Wild Journey Down-under by Gianpiero Ferrari, ARPS. 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 16
COACH TRIP to The Lodge Nature Reserve and Gardens. Headquarters of the RSPB set in 220 hectares of woodland, heath and acid grassland. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 4.30 pm. Adults £24. NB! This coach trip has been postponed until Sunday 1 March due to the severe weather warning and the danger of falling trees on the reserve making it unsafe to visit. All prices and timings remain the same. H, NT, S, WC.


March 2020

Sunday 1
COACH TRIP to The Lodge Nature Reserve and Gardens. Headquarters of the RSPB set in 220 hectares of woodland, heath and acid grassland. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 4.30 pm. Adults £24. H, NT, S, WC.

Thursday 12
INDOOR MEETING Wild Ethiopia by Steve Cale. Steve is a wildlife artist and nature photographer. 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 15
COACH TRIP to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Attenborough Gravel Pits. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 4.30 pm. Adults £18. C, H, NT, VC, WC.


April 2020

Thursday 9
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 19
COACH TRIP to RSPB Middleton Lakes. The River Tame meanders through the reserve, which is a mosaic of different habitats. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £22. C, H, NT, VC, WC.

Wednesday 29
AFTERNOON VISIT to Mike’s local patch. Meet at 1 pm at the Royal Oak, Brookside, Scopwick, Lincoln LN4 3PA.


May 2020

Thursday 14
INDOOR MEETING Gardening for Wildlife by Jim and Joel Ashton - The Butterfly Brothers. Jim and Joel are award winning wildlife gardeners who work with nature for nature. This evening they will give you some useful advice on how to make your garden more wildlife friendly and attract more birds and wildlife. 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 17
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.

Saturday 23
AFTERNOON VISIT to Chambers Farm Wood. Meet at 1 pm in the car park.


June 2020

Monday 1 to Thursday 4
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.

Sunday 7
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.

Wednesday 17
EVENING VISIT to Riseholme College. A pleasant evening stroll through the grounds. Meet at 7 pm in the main building car park.


July 2020

Sunday 5
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 2020

Sunday 16
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 21 to Sunday 23
BIRDFAIR 2020 at Rutland Water. Details from the Events Team at The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2DL. T: 01767 680551.


September 2020

Thursday 10
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 13
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 2020

Thursday 8
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.

Saturday10
AGM AND MEMBERS’ DAY. See the winter issue of Nature’s Home magazine for details or contact RSPB HQ T: 01767 680551.

Sunday 11
COACH TRIP to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Filey Dams and Filey Brigg. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £23. C, WC.


November 2020

Thursday 12
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 15
COACH TRIP to Ferry Meadows and RSPB Nene Washes for a good selection of woodland and water birds. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 4.30 pm. Adults £20. C, H, VC, WC.


December 2020

Thursday 10
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 13
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 a permit. H, WC.


Programme Archive

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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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