The Bourne Wildlife Watch Group meets once a month, and this is the programme for the next few months:- Location of all reserves can be found on the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website: www.lincstrust.org.uk
Practical conservation work:-
Wear stout footwear and old clothes, remember to wrap up warmly if it is cold. We provide the tools, and we have some leather gloves as well.
You can contact one of the Group leaders to find out more and to book:-
Dave Vandome Jill Francis
01778 423362 (h) 01778 560814 (h)
07775 566586 (m) 07427 663046 (m)
e-mail:- firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Sunday 10 February 2.00 - 3.30pm
Practical conservation task - Willow Tree Fen Nature Reserve
We will be making bird or bat boxes. Meet by the main buildings (see 'Find Willow Tree Fen' for location).
Sunday 10 March 2.00 - 3.30pm
Practical conservation task - Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve
We will be helping out with some winter work on the reserve. Wear some old clothes, and wrap up nice and warmly. Gloves and tools provided. Meet in the main car park.
Sunday 14 April 2.00 – 4.00pm
Spring wildflower survey – Dole Wood Nature Reserve
We will be trying to count the bluebells! Meet by the roadside car park, Obthorpe Lane, Thurlby.
Sunday 12 May 2.00 – 4.00pm
Looking for Signs of Spring – Bourne Woods
Meet at the Beech Avenue entrance to Bourne Woods.
Sunday 9 June 2.00 – 4.00pm
Looking for animal tracks and signs – Bourne Woods
Meet at the Beech Avenue entrance to the Woods.
Sunday 14 July 2.00 – 4.00pm
Pond dipping – Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve
We will be taking a close look at the creatures lurking under water on the reserve. Meet in the car park.
Sunday 11 November - 2.00 - 3.30pm
Wintery things - Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve
We will be taking a close look at some of the trees in winter, and finding out if we can still identify them even without their leaves.
We can also collect some leaves and make pictures out of them.
Meet in the main car park, and please wrap up warmly.
Sunday 9 December - 2.00 - 3.30pm
Den building - Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve
We will see if we can build a den just like this out of wood we can find just laying around.
Meet in Manor Roofing car park (just a little bit south of the level crossing)
Remember to wrap up really well, our shelters will not have central heating!
We plan to have a camp fire, and who knows, perhaps a mince pie or two!
For further information contact one of the Group's leaders:-
Dave Vandome 01778 560814 (h) 07775 566586 (m)
Jill Francis 01778 423362 (h) 07427 663046 (m) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget to book with Dave Vandome on 01778 423362 (h) 07775 566586 (m) before you turn up! It will be great to see you.
Sunday 15 April - 2.00 - 4.00pm
Birds - Willow Tree Fen Nature Reserve
We will be checking up on the bird boxes we made and put up - will birds be using any of them? We will be looking for other birds on the reserve as well – and – we will have a demonstration of how to put rings on the legs of birds, and find out why they do it.
Sunday 13 May - 2.00 - 4.00pm
Signs of Spring - Dole Wood Nature Reserve
The wood will be stuffed full of wildflowers and bird song, so we will be snooping around to see what we can find. Meet by the roadside along Obthorpe Lane, Thurlby.
Sunday 10 June - 2.00 - 4.00pm
Watery Critters - Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve
We will be taking close look at some of the creatures living in one of the lakes, and having a look to see if we can spot any water voles. Meet in the car park.
Sunday 8 July - 2.00 - 4.00pm
Wildflower Walk - Robert’s Field Nature Reserve
Robert’s Field will be at its best in July, with hundreds of orchids and other flowers. We will be having a close look at them, and perhaps trying to count the orchids! Meet at the reserve entrance.
Sunday 12 August - 2.00 - 4.00pm
Mammal Survey - Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve
Using special traps we will see if we can catch and take a close look at mice and voles before we release them. We will also see if we can find signs of other animals, like foxes, deer or otters! Meet in Manor Roofing car park (just a little bit south of the level crossing).
Dave Vandome and Dave Sheppard, our two leaders, welcome new leader Jill Francis. Great to have you with us as a leader, Jill, and we hope you enjoy our Spring Programme...
Sunday 15 April – 2.00 – 4.00pm – Willow Tree Fen – checking the bird boxes we made/put up, and taking a close look at some of the birds on the reserve. Meet by the farm buildings.
Sunday 13 May – 2.00 – 4.00pm – Dole Wood – looking for the signs of spring. Meet by the roadside/car park on Obthorpe Lane.
Don't forget to book with Dave Vandome on 01778 423362 (h) 07775 566586 (m)
Join Flynn and the gang in our "conservation tasks"! They're great fun! Here he is adding to the fire after "scrub bashing" and coppicing at Toft Tunnel.