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Sad news that we have had to "rest" our group for a little while but hope to re-form sometime next year. Keep checking this page! There are still plenty of fun things to do. Check out our other Watch Groups and also the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website and "Wild Time" facebook page!

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Please note that we’re taking a break from activities whilst flood repairs are taking place. So we start back in time for Spring!

Each session runs from 1.00pm - 3.00 pm
(unless otherwise stated) and places must be booked for each session by the preceding Wednesday.
Each session costs £1.00

Please contact us at:

01652 637055

April 12th Wild Woods What’s springing into life in our
woodlands at Far Ings?

Please note this meeting will be held at Ness End Farm—just down the road from the Education Centre.

May 10th Just Pond..ering

We all love pond dipping so come along and ponder life under the water.

June 14th Marvellous Meadows

Summer is the best time for looking at the flowers in the meadows—How many different flowers can we find?

July 13th Gorgeous Gardens.

More wildlife gardening ideas for
nature lovers!

August 10th
Something Fishy
In celebration of National Marine week come and do something fishy!

September 13th
Wonderful Wetlands
Wetland wildlife is always interesting but who is hiding in the reeds?

September 20th
Watch Members Day Out
Head to Snipe Dales for a fun day with Wildlife Watchers from all the groups across the county. Times & directions provided on 13th September.

October 11th
When Leaves leave
Autumn colours and leaves. Making crowns and other wearable wild art .

November 8th
Migrating Marvels
Looking at migrant birds on the Humber and around Far Ings.

December 14th
Christmas Party!
Seasonal games and food with
Christmas Crafts to take home.



Due to the storm surge in December 2013, we have had to give our Group meetings a "rest" while the Far Ings buildings are dried out and renovated, and while the nature reserve gets sorted out! The flooding caused banks of earth, mud and other debris to block paths and change the landscape! Some of our favourite walks have gone! Sea water got into the freshwater lakes (which are gradually diluting again now) .and caused mayhem! WATCH THIS SPACE for more news and for the May- December programme. Meanwhile, you could either "Wildlife Watch" yourself, inspired by the Watch website and your wonderful Watch magazine mailings, or, perhaps travel to one of the other Watch Groups listed on our page!

There are also events for all the family listed on the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website:

Have a happy winter and spring, and see you in May!!

Here is our 2013 programme!

We meet on the second Saturday of the month at:

Far Ings Education & Visitor Centre,
Far Ings Road, Barton upon Humber.

Each session runs from 1.00pm - 3.00 pm
(unless otherwise stated) and places must be booked for each session by the preceding Wednesday.
Each session costs £1.00

Please contact us at:

01652 637055

March 9th
A Plan to Hatch
With spring arriving come and find out all about nests, eggs and newly hatched chicks. With special recipes for feeding those hard working parent birds.

April 13th Evening session 7-9pm!
A Bit Batty!
Join us to catch up with our nocturnal friends after their long winters sleep and find out more about our furry
flyers. Special detectors provided for our evening bat walk.

May 11th
What’s in the water?
Pond dipping with a difference. From microscopic marvels to tiny tadpoles, what’s lurking in the ponds this year?

June 8th
Don’t Bug Me!
With our butterfly garden now a year old lets see how many mini-beasts we’ve attracted. With top tips for your own garden.

July 13th Members Day out. Whisby Bioblitz
We’re heading to Whisby Nature Park to join in their Bioblitz! More information nearer the time.

August 10th
Mud and Marine Magic
In celebration of National Marine Week we’ll be making shoals of sea creatures and investigating amazing mud!

September 14th
Bountiful Berries
With Autumn just around the corner join us to take a closer look at nuts, seeds and bountiful berries.

October 12th
Hardy Hibernators
This year we’ll be looking more closely at the world of hibernation and finding
winter refuges for our wildlife. With insect hibernation homes to make too!

November 9th
Ceramic Creatures
Model your very own brand new species of animal out of clay. These will be dried and fired in the Far Ings kiln ready for decorating at the Christmas Party

December 14th
Christmas Creatures!
As well as seasonal games and food we’ll be decoration our crazy ceramic creatures ready for that special Christmas gift.

Here's our 2012 programme!

We hope you like the look of these really wild activities we've put together!

It costs £1 to come along, but please do book first. To find out more contact Emma on
01652 637055
e-mail -

No unaccompanied children, please

March 10th 10-12.30pm
The Grand Launch!
Come along to find out more about the new Far Ings Watch Group. With games, fun activities and wildlife ‘stuff’ to make and take home .
FREE and open to everyone!

April 14th
Wildlife Gardening
Help build our new wildlife garden area, with lots of tips and advice on how you can better your garden for wildlife too.

May 12th
Pond Life
All things aquatic! What amphibians and invertebrates are lurking under the surface of Far Ings’ ponds?

June 9th
Herbal Hoopla
A brand new way to survey. What interesting and sometimes rare wildflowers can be found?

July 14th
Pootling Around
Make your own ‘pooter’- the very best kit to hunt for the mini-est of minibeasts . We’ll then test them out on the reserve to see what we can find.

August 11th
Things that go Bump in the Night
Mice, shrews, voles and moles—what small mammals come out at night and who’s been eating them? Special traps and equipment used.

September 8th
Wildlife Detectives
What clues and signs can be found to track down some of Far Ings most
secretive residents?

October 13th
Hibernation homes and Spooky spiders
As gardens and wild spaces shut down for the winter we will be making hibernation homes and investigating the spooky world of spiders.

November 10th 9.30-2.30pm approx
That Seals the Deal!
We’re off to see the seals at Donna Nook !
Make sure you bring a packed lunch,
camera and your winter woollies!
Extra charges apply for transport costs.
Booking essential.

December 8th
Masked Ball
Make your very own wildlife party mask, prepare your wildlife party food and come prepared for quizzes, games and lots more!!

Come to our launch!

Come to the Far Ings Visitor Centre on Saturday 10th March from 10am to 12.30pm to have a go at lots of REALLY WILD activities to launch our new group, based at Far Ings.
We will be looking at the contents of owl pellets, investigating pond life and all sorts!

Each arrival will be given a copy of a word search for you to complete either during the morning or when you get home. The first correct entry pulled out of the hat by friday 30th March will win a super "Don't bug me - I'm Wildlife Watching" T shirt signed by Nick Baker! (see photo on main Lincolnshire page).
Contact Emma Wilmott on 01652 637055 or to find out more.

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