Lincoln Local Group

Events

If you or anyone in your household are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 you MUST NOT attend any event.

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.


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.

Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17
GLOBAL BIRDFAIR
at Rutland Showground, Oakham. Following the decision by the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust not to continue hosting the Birdfair at Rutland Water, it is returning this year under a new name and at a new venue. For further details or to buy tickets in advance of the event please visit the Global Birdfair website: https://globalbirdfair.org


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 RSPB Titchwell Marsh. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £27. C, H, S, VC, WC. Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances this is a change of venue to that shown in the printed programme.


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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