There are 47 Wildlife Trusts covering the UK (and the Isle of Man and Alderney too). Use the map or the links below to find out more about the Wildlife Trust in your area and get involved with events, activities and Watch groups.
We've had a great time re-launching the group in 2015 and now we'd like you to come and join in the fun!
Here is our programme for 2016!
We meet on the first Sunday of each month at Far Ings Education & Visitor Centre, Far Ings Road, Barton upon Humber.
Sessions runs from 1.00 - 3.00pm
(unless otherwise stated) and places must booked for each session by the preceding Wednesday.
Each session costs £1.00 per child.
Children can also join Wildlife Watch, but don't have to be members to come along.
To book and find out more, contact Wildlife Watch Far Ings at:
Far Ings NNR Education & Visitor Centre
Far Ings Road
Barton upon Humber
January 3rd Tracks and Signs
Practice your wildlife tracking skills as we search the reserve for signs left by winter wildlife. Will we find tracks in the mud or spot some hairs left on a fence?
February 7th A Hotel for Minibeasts
Help us create a luxury home for all sorts of minibeasts in our education
March 6th Wildlife Garden
Get stuck in to our butterfly garden as we tidy up after the winter and make sure there will be loads of lovely flowers for the butterflies and bees.
April 3rd Signs of Spring - Phenology
Help with the study of how climate
affects our wildlife by recording some first signs of spring. Will we spot a bumble bee or the first new leaves on a tree?
May 1st May Day celebration
Celebrate the coming of summer by
making May garlands and creating some green men.
June 5th Dragonflies and beetles
Learn about these amazing insects as we go out on the reserve to find some and try to get up close.
Saturday July 16th
Members day at Snipe Dales
Head to Snipe Dales for a fun day with Wildlife Watchers from all the groups across the county. Times & directions provided in June.
August 7th 8-10pm Night walk
A special summer adventure in the dark. Bring a torch and be prepared to search out bats, moths and other night time wildlife.
September 4th Spiders
No need to be afraid—find out about these fascinating creatures and their wonderful web building abilities.
October 2nd Fantastic Fungi
Find out about the amazing world of fungi and their fabulous fruit. Design and name your own mushroom.
November 6th Trip to Donna Nook
A special visit to see the wonderful seal colony at Donna Nook. There will be lots of pups at this time of year. Meet at Donna Nook at 1pm.
December 4th Christmas Celebration
Celebrate the winter with activities and games. Bring your ideas and requests for next year.
June 7th What’s in the Water?
Come pond-dipping with us and discover the weird and wonderful mini-beasts below the surface!
July 5th All A’Flutter
Enjoy the beautiful Butterflies and Dragonflies on the reserve, and find out why we only see them in the summer.
August 2nd Bloomin’ Lovely
Explore the abundance and variety of flowers and seeds to be found at Far Ings; and find out why there aren’t many red flowers.
September 6th The Big Eat
As autumn approaches, we’ll look at how some creatures prepare for winter.
October 4th Who’s Coming and Going?
Get those binoculars out and see which birds are migrating through Far Ings.
November 1st Leaf It Out!
Animals aren’t the only ones that need to survive the winter. Discover some of the amazing ways plants and trees get through the cold weather.
PLUS! For our December session, don’t miss our Christmas Party! What did you think of the year’s activities? What would you like to see next year? Eat, drink, play games and be Merry!
Our group meets on the first Sunday
of the month from 1pm-3pm at:
Far Ings Visitor Centre,
Far Ings Rd.
The group is open to young people aged between 6 and 11 years old.*
Each session costs £1 per child.
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for going outside, like waterproofs and wellies if it's likely to be wet - including Mums and Dads!
DON'T FORGET TO BOOK YOUR PLACE!
Tel: Julie Ellison 07586293860
Amy Hoggins 07794743272
*Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Put the date in your diary now!
Sunday 17th May 2015
FREE EVENT and no need to book.
With exciting wildlife activities and a chance to join our new group!
For more information please contact:
The Far Ings Watch Leaders
Tel: 01724 735349
Sad news that we have had to "rest" our group for a little while but hope to re-form sometime this year, hopefully in the Spring. Keep checking this page! There are still plenty of fun things to do. Check out our events here at Far Ings and other Watch Groups and also the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website and "Wild Time" facebook page!
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:
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
In celebration of National Marine week come and do something fishy!
Wetland wildlife is always interesting but who is hiding in the reeds?
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.
When Leaves leave
Autumn colours and leaves. Making crowns and other wearable wild art .
Looking at migrant birds on the Humber and around Far Ings.
Seasonal games and food with
Christmas Crafts to take home.