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Whisby Nature Park

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Group news and diary

Our 2014 dates!!

Each session runs from 10.00 am - 12.30 pm (unless otherwise stated)
and costs £2.00

Please book in good time for each session:
Tel: 01522 696926 e-mail : whisbyeducation@lincstrust.co.uk

11th January
Conservation Task

Bring warm clothes and sturdy footwear as we have a practical conservation task lined up.
8th February
Dashing Ducks and Beautiful Birds

Bring warm clothes as we take a look at the Nature Parks winter migrants and a few residents who live on the lakes.

8th March
Maps and mammals

Exploring the education grounds on our fast paced orienteering course and a look at some of the furry inhabitants of Britain.

12th April
Treasure Trail

10th May
Pond Dipping

Come and see who lurks beneath the surface of Thorpe Lake as we delve into the pond with our nets. Can you find a Water Scorpion, Dragonfly Nymph or Water Stick Insect?

14th June
Summer Picnic

Bring your picnic with you as we venture out on to the Nature Reserve to see what is about this summer!

12th July
Commonwealth Creatures
As Glasgow gear up for the Commonwealth Games later this month we take a look at what our bugs and beasts are capable of and which records they could break!

9th - 10th August
Camp Over!

Bring a tent, sleeping bag and a torch as we hold the first Watch Camp Over. With night time walks, hot dogs, camp fires and stories What more could you ask for?

13th September
Amphibians and Reptiles

11th October
Oak Wood

What is out and about at Whisby in the Autumn? Well, the Wildlife Watch Group are as we see what else appears in the Autumn!

8th November
Surface Safari

We often look in the grass, or in the pond, but where else do things live? Join us as we explore other surfaces around Whisby Education Centre

13th December
Christmas Party
Dig out your party clothes and prepare to party as we hold our annual Watch Christmas Party.
More details to be provided close to the time.

Our 2013 dates!

We have a fantastic programme of activities this year, why not come along and join in the fun?

Each session runs from 10.00 am - 12.30 pm (unless otherwise stated)
and costs £2.00

Please book in good time for each session:
Tel: 01522 696926 e-mail : whisbyeducation@lincstrust.co.uk


9th February
Story Telling
There are some fantastic outdoor adventure stories and nature tales. Join us as we celebrate National Story Telling Week by telling some stories and making up our own.

9th March
Signs of Spring
Bursting buds, unfurling leaves and magnificent colours are making their way back into the Nature Park. Let’s hunt for the evidence that Spring is here!

13th April
Magnificent Mammals
Although mammals are a well-known group, and we as humans belong to it, how much do we really know? Let’s find out in a morning of magnificent mammal mayhem.

11th May
Walking in Tunman Wood
Flowers, bugs and woodland colours are all bursting in May, so what better time to explore our local woods.

8th June
Pond Dipping
Pond dipping has never been so much fun. Discover beetles, saucer bugs and anything else living in the darkest depths of our freshwater lake.

13th July
BioBlitz
Whisby is hosting its 24 hour quest to find and record 1,000 species on the Reserve. Join the experts to help find some of Whisby’s smaller inhabitants

9th - 10th August
Camp Over!
Bring a tent, sleeping bag and a torch as we hold the first Watch Camp Over. With night time walks, hot dogs, camp fires and stories What more could you ask for?
More details to be provided close to the time.

14th September
Daring Darters and Skilful Skimmers
Skimmers, Darters and Hawkers are all daring dragonflies, but which is which? Find out today!

12th October
Seed Gathering
We GO nuts today as we gather and plant Autumn seeds.

9th November
Soils and Earthworms
Next time you play in mud – just remember that it is worm poo!
So have fun today and explore earthworms and soils with us!

14th December
Christmas Party
Dig out your party cloths and prepare to party as we hold our annual Watch Christmas Party.
More details to be provided close to the time.

Our 2013 dates!

We have a fantastic programme of activities this year, why not come along and join in the fun?

Each session runs from 10.00 am - 12.30 pm (unless otherwise stated)
and costs £2.00

Please book in good time for each session:
Tel: 01522 696926 e-mail : whisbyeducation@lincstrust.co.uk


9th February
Story Telling
There are some fantastic outdoor adventure stories and nature tales. Join us as we celebrate National Story Telling Week by telling some stories and making up our own.

9th March
Signs of Spring
Bursting buds, unfurling leaves and magnificent colours are making their way back into the Nature Park. Let’s hunt for the evidence that Spring is here!

12th April
Magnificent Mammals
Although mammals are a well-known group, and we as humans belong to it, how much do we really know? Let’s find out in a morning of magnificent mammal mayhem.

11th May
Walking in Tunman Wood
Flowers, bugs and woodland colours are all bursting in May, so what better time to explore our local woods.

8th June
Pond Dipping
Pond dipping has never been so much fun. Discover beetles, saucer bugs and anything else living in the darkest depths of our freshwater lake.

13th July
BioBlitz
Whisby is hosting its 24 hour quest to find and record 1,000 species on the Reserve. Join the experts to help find some of Whisby’s smaller inhabitants

9th - 10th August
Camp Over!
Bring a tent, sleeping bag and a torch as we hold the first Watch Camp Over. With night time walks, hot dogs, camp fires and stories What more could you ask for?
More details to be provided close to the time.

14th September
Daring Darters and Skilful Skimmers
Skimmers, Darters and Hawkers are all daring dragonflies, but which is which? Find out today!

12th October
Seed Gathering
We GO nuts today as we gather and plant Autumn seeds.

9th November
Soils and Earthworms
Next time you play in mud – just remember that it is worm poo!
So have fun today and explore earthworms and soils with us!

14th December
Christmas Party
Dig out your party cloths and prepare to party as we hold our annual Watch Christmas Party.
More details to be provided close to the time.

Our 2012 programme!

We meet on the second Saturday of each month at
the Whisby Education Centre, Whisby Nature Park.

Each session runs from 10.00 am - 12.30 pm
(unless otherwise stated) and costs £2.00.

We hope to see you soon! Don't forget to book first on 01522 696926 or email
whisbyeducation@lincstrust.co.uk

January 14th
Tracks and Bones
Become a wildlife super sleuth for the day as we look at how to follow foot-prints, identify bones and work out ‘who done it’

February 11th
Practical Conservation task
Bring warm clothing, sturdy footwear and a mug for a hot drink, as we have a practical conservation task lined up!

March 10th
Wildlife Gardening
Help get the Whisby Wildlife Garden ready for the year ahead, with lots of tips and advice on how you can better your garden for wildlife too.

April 14th
Pond dipping discovery
Explore the very bottom of Thorpe lake as we search for creatures which live in there. What can you find?

May 12th
Dawn Chorus 6am—8.30am
Join us on an early morning walk around the Nature Park as we listen for the sounds of dawn. Followed by toast and jam for breakfast.

June 9th
A Walk in the Woods 10am—3pm
If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise… Bring a picnic with you as we explore nearby Tunman Wood.

July 14th
Who lives in a hole like this
Look a little deeper into the lives of summer visitors Sand Martins and our favourite furry insects, Bumblebees.

August 11th
The Whisby Olympic Games
Discover some amazing facts about British wildlife today as we uncover just how our wildlife would fare in a Wildlife Olympics.

September 8th
Bat and Moth Evening 6.30pm-9pm
Venture out into the darkness to use moth traps and bat detectors as we see what wonderful nocturnal creatures the night time holds.

October 13th
Weird and Wonderful Webs
How does a spider spin a web? What does it use its web for? Autumn brings out a lot of our eight legged friends, join us as we learn about them.

November 10th
Hibernation
Lots of creatures vanish over winter, but where do they go and what are they doing?

December 8th
Christmas Party
Dig out your dancing trousers, prepare your wildlife party food and come prepared for quizzes, games and lots more!!

Our 2011 programme!

We hope to see you soon! Don't forget to book first on 01522 696926 or email
whisbyeducation@lincstrust.co.uk


February 12th Who floats, dives, swims in the Gravel Pits Take a closer look at the birds that visit Thorpe Lake and see if the amphibians are spawning.

March 12th Encourage birds and animals into your garden Help Sheri build and set a new Wildlife Garden area in the Education Centre grounds.


April 9th Is it only Wood Elves that live in a wood? Look for new life in the Oak wood as the tree leaves begin to unfurl.


May 14th Help a National Survey Take part in a National OPAL hedgerow survey by recording all the plants, minibeasts and larger animals that we find in our hedge.


June 11th Be an Osprey for a day Coach outing to Rutland Water. There will be an additional cost for this day. Booking is essential. Details later.


July 9th Who can you find living in a dry, stony place? A search for plants, lichens and minibeasts that can thrive in the Heathland.


August 13th How can you tell which bird is which? Join RSPB expert, Donna, for your chance to see wild birds in the hand as she shows us how she monitors birds by ringing them. Also have a close look at the creatures living in the lake.


September 10th Treasure hunt among the grasses Follow the footprints to find who lives in our Grassland.


October 8th 10.00-2.30pm This is the Big Watch Day when we will join with other Lincolnshire Watch groups for a fun filled day of activities.


November 12th Cooking for Birds! Design and build bird feeders to encourage our feathered friends to feed in our gardens.


December 10th Wildlife Mayhem Food and games at our end of year party with games, quizzes and our usual wildlife party food.

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