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.

Download a printable A4 version of the 2020 programme


Every month from September 2020

On the first Sunday of every month begining in September 2020 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.


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.


Proposed Programme for 2021 all subject to confirmation.
These events have been transferred from 2020


April 2021

Thursday 8
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.


May 2021

Thursday 13
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.


May/June 2021

Dates to be advised
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.


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