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.
Our 2015 programme!
Saturday 17th January: Winter birds and making bird feeders. Helping our feathered friends with feeders to take home.
Saturday 21st February: Spill the beans, Mr Owl! Or is that bones? Let’s find out what owls eat by dissecting their pellets!
Saturday 21st March: Dormouse work party 1! Meet at the Volunteers hut to join the Dormouse Group to help with coppicing and other dormouse fun! Old clothes, gloves, wellies etc essential.
Saturday 18th April: Bud-bursts and Birdsong. Spring Wildlife.
Saturday 16th May: Scary scales. Reptiles in the Woods. Can we creep up on grass snakes or lizards?
Saturday 20th June: Pond dipping! What little creatures will we catch in our nets?
Saturday 11th July: Wildlife Watch Challenge and Picnic at Snipe Dales Country Park, near Spilsby. 10am to 2.30pm A day out with other Watch members and friends. More information on booking.
Saturday 15th August: Minibeast magic. More creeping around, this time for creepy-crawlies!
Saturday 19th September: Dormouse Work party 2! Meet at the volunteers hut to join the Dormouse Group checking boxes. We might get to see and even weigh dormice!
Saturday 17th October: Green men in the woods! Making mystical clay faces to help protect the woods for the winter!
Saturday 21st November: Early Christmas party and crafts.
Meetings are at Chambers Farm Wood from 10am to 12 noon unless otherwise stated,
by kind permission of the Forestry Commission.
No unaccompanied children please unless pre-arranged when booking.
COST: £1.50 per Watcher accompanying adult free/donation.
PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE
For more information or to book please contact:
07909 925419 or:
We had great fun in 2013. New "Watchers" are always welcome. Just contact Mary for more details before you turn up if you are "new"!
Please do book in any case:
Meetings usually at Chambers Farm Wood, near Wragby, by kind permission of the Forestry Commission. They are 10am to 12 noon and cost £1.50 per Watcher. Accompanying adult free or donation (or bring biscuits!).
Saturday 18th January
Winter Woodland Wildlife
Saturday 15th February
Winter Woodland Wildlife - any signs of Spring yet?
Saturday 15th March
Seeds for wildlife – planting sunflowers and other wildlife friendly flowers
Saturday 19th April
Wildlife in Spring
Saturday 31st May 10.30 onwards
Away-day to Snipe Dales Country Park, near Spilsby!
Join in the Snipe Dales Open Day as part of the Wolds Walking Festival.
10.30-12.30 Bushcraft walk
Bring sandwiches if you want to stay to go on the bug-hunt and bird-watch in the afternoon!
No need to book. Car Park: £1.00 per car.
Saturday 21st June 10am to 12 noon
Pond dipping! What little creatures will we catch in our nets?
Saturday 19 July
Butterflies and models: How many different sorts of butterflies will we find? Then make your own to take home!
Saturday 16 August
Treasure Hunt! Roaming around the woods for clues…!
Saturday 20 September: 10am to 2.30pm
Watch day at Snipe Dales:
Mini bioblitz - Bugs and Galls. Join Watch members from around the county for our big event of the year. Bring sandwiches if you want to stay all day.
Saturday 18 October
Tracks and signs
Saturday 15 November
Early Christmas party and crafts
We will be meeting third saturday of the month 10am to 12 noon. Most dates will be at Chambers Farm Woods, near Wragby, by kind permission of the Forestry Commission. New programme will be up shortly! Meanwhile, please contact Mary Porter for more information:
Sorry to say that several people are unable to make the moth and bat night at Chambers Farm Wood on 20th July so we have decided to cancel! If you need a bat experience, have a look at the Coningsby programme, they have a bat count at Tattershall Church on sunday (21st) night. See you soon!
All meetings 10am to 12 noon at Chambers Farm Wood (unless otherwise stated) by kind permission of the Forestry Commission.
£1.50 per member unless otherwise stated.
Accompanying adults free, or donation.
Please book in advance with
Mary Porter on 01526 399347 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 19th January Dormouse work party! We will be helping the adult group with their winter coppicing, and making a habitat pile.
Saturday 16th February Tracks and trails. Paw prints, droppings and other signs of wildlife!
Saturday 16th March Bushcraft for beginners. How to make your own shelter.
Saturday 20th April Dawn Chorus and breakfast at WICKENBY WOOD, hosted by Emma and Harry Cowan! Cost £2.50.
More details and directions on booking, but a scrumptious breakfast is planned afterwards!
Saturday 18th May Pond dipping
What will we find lurking in the woodland ponds?
Saturday 15th June
A closer look at insects (and other creepy crawlies!)
Get the bug pots out! It’s minibeasting time!
Saturday 20th July 9.30pm Bats and moths. A night-time excursion with a bat detector and moth light.
Saturday 17th August “Smellivision”!
Taking a closer sniff at the scents in the woods.
Saturday 21st September Bird ringing with the experts. Anne and her experts will be back again, this time giving us a close up view of our wild birds.
Saturday 19th October Boggits and other mud monsters. Get creative with clay and other natural materials.
Saturday 16th November Early Christmas party, including making decorations to take home