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Group news and diary

Our new 2016 programme!

Sadly, we had to cancel the January meeting, but here is the rest of the year's fun!
Don't forget, always book in advance or to find out more, contact:
Mary Porter 07909925419 or email: watch@lincstrust.co.uk

Saturday 20th February: Owl detectives
More about owls, and dissecting their pellets to see what animals they’ve been eating.

Saturday 19th March: Dormouse Work Party and exploring!
A joint meeting with the Dormouse Group. We may be coppicing or putting up nest boxes, or even exploring another wood nearby!

Saturday 16th April: Pond dipping!
Will we find tadpoles? Or dragonfly nymphs?

Saturday 21st May: Reptiles!
Grass snakes and lizards live in the woods. Hopefully, we will get a visit from a gecko too!

Saturday 18th June: Ladybirds and other beasties
It will soon be National Insect Week. We will get in first by seeing how many types of insect we can find in the woods.

Saturday 16 July: Watch Challenge and Picnic Snipe Dales Country Park, near Spilsby.
Join up with other members from around the county for the GREAT WATCH CHALLENGE AND PICNIC. NOTE TIMES: 10am to 2.30pm.

Saturday 20 August: Treasure Hunt!
Roaming around the woods for clues…!

Saturday 17 September: Galls and other very little fascinating things
Followed by a hedgerow harvest tea!

Saturday 15 October: Tracks and signs
Using tracking skills and making plaster casts of footprints to find out who lives in the woods.

Saturday 19 November: Early Christmas party and crafts
Making decorations and having festive fun.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

£1.50 per child. Accompanying adult free or a donation please.
To book, and for more information, please contact:
Mary Porter 07909 925419 or email: watch@lincstrust.co.uk

Our 2016 programme!

Don't forget, always book in advance or to find out more, contact:
Mary Porter 07909925419 or email: watch@lincstrust.co.uk

Saturday 16th January: Winter Birds and making feeders
We might get a bit mucky, but it’s all for our feathered friends!

Saturday 20th February: Owl detectives
More about owls, and dissecting their pellets to see what animals they’ve been eating.

Saturday 19th March: Dormouse Work Party and exploring!
A joint meeting with the Dormouse Group. We may be coppicing or putting up nest boxes, or even exploring another wood nearby!

Saturday 16th April: Pond dipping!
Will we find tadpoles? Or dragonfly nymphs?

Saturday 21st May: Reptiles!
Grass snakes and lizards live in the woods. Hopefully, we will get a visit from a gecko too!

Saturday 18th June: Ladybirds and other beasties
It will soon be National Insect Week. We will get in first by seeing how many types of insect we can find in the woods.

Saturday 16 July: Watch Challenge and Picnic Snipe Dales Country Park, near Spilsby.
Join up with other members from around the county for the GREAT WATCH CHALLENGE AND PICNIC. NOTE TIMES: 10am to 2.30pm.

Saturday 20 August: Treasure Hunt!
Roaming around the woods for clues…!

Saturday 17 September: Galls and other very little fascinating things
Followed by a hedgerow harvest tea!

Saturday 15 October: Tracks and signs
Using tracking skills and making plaster casts of footprints to find out who lives in the woods.

Saturday 19 November: Early Christmas party and crafts
Making decorations and having festive fun.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

£1.50 per child. Accompanying adult free or a donation please.
To book, and for more information, please contact:
Mary Porter 07909 925419 or email: watch@lincstrust.co.uk

EARLY CHRISTMAS PARTY CANCELLED! Plus new programme for 2016

Sorry to say we have had to cancel the meeting on saturday 21st November, for reasons out of our control!
Meanwhile, here is our programme for 2016!
Don't forget, always book in advance or to find out more, contact:
Mary Porter 07909925419 or email: watch@lincstrust.co.uk

Saturday 16th January: Winter Birds and making feeders
We might get a bit mucky, but it’s all for our feathered friends!

Saturday 20th February: Owl detectives
More about owls, and dissecting their pellets to see what animals they’ve been eating.

Saturday 19th March: Dormouse Work Party and exploring!
A joint meeting with the Dormouse Group. We may be coppicing or putting up nest boxes, or even exploring another wood nearby!
 
Saturday 16th April: Pond dipping!
Will we find tadpoles? Or dragonfly nymphs?
 
Saturday 21st May: Reptiles!
Grass snakes and lizards live in the woods. Hopefully, we will get a visit from a gecko too!
 
 Saturday 18th June: Ladybirds and other beasties
It will soon be National Insect Week. We will get in first by seeing how many types of insect we can find in the woods.
 
Saturday 16 July: Watch Challenge and Picnic Snipe Dales Country Park, near Spilsby.
Join up with other members from around the county for the GREAT WATCH CHALLENGE AND PICNIC. NOTE TIMES: 10am to 2.30pm.

Saturday 20 August: Treasure Hunt!
Roaming around the woods for clues…!
 
Saturday 17 September: Galls and other very little fascinating things
Followed by a hedgerow harvest tea!

Saturday 15 October: Tracks and signs
Using tracking skills and making plaster casts of footprints to find out who lives in the woods.
 
Saturday 19 November: Early Christmas party and crafts
Making decorations and having festive fun.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

£1.50 per child. Accompanying adult free or a donation please.
To book, and for more information, please contact:
Mary Porter 07909 925419 or email: watch@lincstrust.co.uk

2015 dates!

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:

Mary Porter
07909 925419 or:

Email: watch@lincstrust.co.uk

2014 dates!

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:
email: watch@lincstrust.co.uk

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

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