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Group news and diary

2017 dates!

Whisby Education Centre runs Wildlife Watch for youngsters aged between 5 and 12.
Where? Whisby Education Centre, Whisby Nature Park
When? Usually the second saturday of every month*
Time? 10am - 12.30pm*
Booking? Essential – contact
Email: slake@lincstrust.co.uk
Text 07788 978497

Cost? £2.00 per session*,

*Unless otherwise stated
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult


January 14 Conservation Task Willow and Hazel coppicing is always a favourite, and there is plenty to be harvested by the Watch group this January!

February 11 Mammals Today we’re going to find out about British Mammals, and
how they adapt to their habitats, including those who live around Whisby Nature
Park and Education Centre.

March 11 Wildlife Garden The Wildlife Garden at Whisby was originally planted by the Watch Group back in 2011 and now it is need of some TLC.
Bring your green fingers with you!

March 8 Epic Easter Egg Hunt Can you unscramble the mess
in all of the Easter Egg-citement? An Egg Hunt around the Education Grounds to test your wildlife skills and knowledge.

May 13 Wild Outing Tunman Wood We’re going to visit the woods in today’s session to see what’s changed in there this spring!
Time: 10am 2pm

June 10 Pond Dipping Lots of creatures lurk down in the depths. Lets get our
wellies on and head out to find what is swimming about in June.

July 8-9 Camp Over! Bring a tent, sleeping bag and teddy bear to our fourth
annual Camp Over. You must have attended at least 3 sessions in 2017 to attend £7.50 per person Time: 6pm Saturday - 9.30am Sunday.

August 12 Bug Hunting We’re opening our doors up to everyone today and having a massive Bug Hunt to see what Brilliant Bugs we can unearth! Why not bring a friend along?

September 9 Wild-Outing to Willow Tree Fen. The Willow Tree Fen Warden, in
the south of the county, has lots of exciting jobs for us on our visit today.
Time: 10 am 2pm

October 14 Autumn Colours and Cobwebs Walk. Following on from last years
successful early morning March walk, we thought we’d see dawn in Autumn this year!
Time: 7.15am 9.45am

November 18 Conservation Task. Please note this will be the THIRD Saturday in November. It’s back to the time of year where the willow and hazel trees at Whisby are ready for a trim and the Wildlife garden needs a haircut!

December 9. Christmas Party. Party games with a wildlife theme, Nature inspired food and lots of fun. The annual Christmas Party is back again!

Our 2016 dates!

All Whisby Wildlife Watch events MUST be pre booked via email at slake@lincstrust.co.uk
Each session runs from 10.00 am - 12.30 pm (unless otherwise stated)
and costs £2.00

9th January – Winter Birds of Whisby: Whisby becomes home to a number of winter migrants. We’re going to head out onto the reserve to see what has migrated this year.

13th February – Conservation Task: Bring warm clothes and sturdy footwear as we will have our annual conservation task lined up

12th March – Up with the Sun (6.30 – 8.30) The birds are always up before us, so this morning we’re going for a walk to see what’s about just after sunrise.

9th April – Marine Marvels (10- 2): This morning we will be meeting at Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve near Skegness to look at Lincolnshire’s wonderful coastline*

14th May – Pond Life: Lots of creatures lurk down in the depths. Lets get our wellies on and head outto find out what is swimming about in May.

11th June – Bumbling Bees: With 24 species of bumblebee and around 225 species of solitary bee in the UK alones we’ve got a lot to buzz about this morning!

16th July – Watch Day Out (10am – 2.30pm): Bring a picnic as we spend the day with othe Watch members from around the county at Snipe Dales Country Park*
13th – 14th August – Camp Over (6pm – 9.30am) Bring a tent, sleeping bag and teddy bear to our fourth annual camp over*

10th September - Bug Hunting: A bit later in the year we get a whole new set of bugs and beasts, so lets see what’s about in September.

8th October – Squirrels don’t hibernate: Join us to investigate the hibernation habits of British creatures … not all of them sleep through winter!

12th November – Forest Folklore and Magical Myths: On this day in 1933 Hugh Gray took the first photo of the infamous Loch Ness Monster. We’re going to look at some outdoor folklore and maybe create our own!

10th December: Christmas Party: Dig out your party clothes an bring your best wildlife themed food to our annual end of year party!

*further details will be provided nearer the time

2015 dates from the Watch Group of the Year 2014!

9th May: Fun in the Forest 10am - 2pm
13th June: Beautiful Bugs
11th July: Big Watch Day at Snipe Dales Country Park.
8-9th August: Camp-over!
12th September: Tracks and Trails and Woodland Tales
10th October: Awesome Autumn
14th November: Natural November
13th December: Christmas Party

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
Our 2014 dates!!

Winter/Spring 2015 dates!

January 10th Conservation Tasks. Bring warm clothes and sturdy footwear as we have a practical task lined up for you.

February 14th How do Birds fly? Have you ever wondered how a Barn Owl is silent in flight or how a Gannet darts into the sea. Today we explore how these amazing creatures work!

March 14th Outrageous Owls. What is a Barn Owls favourite party food?.... Mice cream! We discover all about owls this morning in what is bound to be an absolute Hoot of a Wildlife Watch session!

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

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.

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