Lincoln Local Group


Historic win for EU’s nature: EU Council seals the deal on Nature Restoration Law

After a nail-biting last discussion, the EU Environmental Council finally adopted the Nature Restoration Law (NRL), marking the last step for this long-awaited proposal to finally become law. This outcome is a huge win for Europe’s nature, climate action, citizens and future. Now we need the same commitment from the UK Government! You can find out more about this historic decision made by the EU on the BirdLife International website by clicking Here.


2025 Calendar and Photo Competition

You can submit a maximum of three digital photos for consideration by emailing low-resolution jpeg images to If the images are selected for a potential calendar we will require high-resolution files.

The photos must have been taken in the UK by the person submitting them. The copyright of all photos will remain with the photographer. The subject must be British wildlife or British wildlife habitats. No wildlife or habitats should be harmed, put at risk or unduly disturbed in the process of taking the photographs and the photographer must abide by the Code of Conduct for Wildlife Photography.

The photos must be in landscape format and ideally should be 3508 x 2480 pixels. Please state in which month of the year the photos were taken. The committee will decide which photos will be used for the calendar. Their decision is final and no correspondence regarding the results will be entered into.

The deadline for submitting photos is 31 July 2024. Any submitted after that date will not be considered.

An Introduction to Bird Identification and Monitoring

The RSPB has produced a booklet which will give you an introduction to bird identification and monitoring. You can view and/or download a copy Here.


Lincoln Cathedral's peregrines

Volunteers are needed to help at the Cathedral Peregrine watchpoint at Lincoln Cathedral every Saturday and Sunday in June and July. You can volunteer for just a morning or just an afternoon on any of these days. To volunteer please email Gwen Randall at

Although we are unable to fit leg rings on the Peregrine chicks at Lincoln Cathedral you can watch a fascinating short video of how the RSPB managed to ring the Peregrines chicks that hatched on the University of Glasgow's Gilbert Scott Tower. Click here to watch the video

Photo: One of Lincoln Cathedral's peregrines by Yvonne Allen.

Birds Brilliant and Bizarre

Step behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum.

Ever wondered what a museum curator gets up to behind the scenes? Catch up with Dr Joanne Cooper, Senior Curator at the Natural History Museum, and a bird bone expert with a strange speciality: pickled birds.

She will be giving you a close-up look at some of the star species in the museum’s new exhibition, Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre, in affiliation with the RSPB. And she hopes you might learn some surprising facts along the way!

As a thank you for reading this, the Natural History Museum is offering you 20% off their membership fee. Sign up now to be invited to exclusive events and gain access to exhibitions, even when they’re sold out!
Click here for more information.

Volunteering at Langford Lowfields

Do you have a passion for nature?
We're looking for volunteers to spend a few hours a week chatting to visitors here at our Langford Lowfields Nature Reserve. We are looking for volunteers for Thursday morning, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - half and full days available. You'll be based at our lovely beach hut and be able to get involved with pond dipping and events. Click here for more information.

Free coach travel for children on Sunday coach outings

You can book one free coach seat for a child under the age of 16 for each adult seat you book and pay for in advance - any admission charges will still apply, only the coach travel is free. We realise that it can be expensive for families to visit nature reserves so we are making this offer to encourage more people to bring children with them and encourage them to take an interest in birds, wildlife and our wonderful natural heritage.

Bird-food sales

Unfortunately, we are no longer able to sell bird food as we don't have any volunteers available to organise it.

To find out more about the RSPB click on the RSPB logo or visit

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