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Whisby Nature Park

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Group news and diary

Our Summer to Winter 2018 dates!

14th July Bug Hunting
10-11th August Camp Over!
8th September Trees in Leaf
13th October Autumn Colours and Cobwebs Walk
10th November Conservation Task
8th December Christmas Party!

More information on booking:
Please contact Kevin Widdowson: kwiddowson@lincstrust.co.uk
Text: 07867796180

2018 dates and new booking details

Whisby Education Centre runs Wildlife Watch for youngsters aged between 5 and 12.
At: Whisby Education Centre, Whisby Nature Park

Usually the second Saturday of every month*
10am - 12.30pm*
* unless otherwise stated.

Booking Essential – Please contact:
Email: whisbyeducation@lincstrust.co.uk

Cost:£2.00 per session*,

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

March 10th
Let’s get creative!
From clay and leaves to leaves and willow to paint, we’re going to get creative with nature this morning!

April 14th
Fantastic Flowers & Phenomenal Plants
We’re going to explore with our green fingers this morning and find out what is wonderful about
Lincolnshire plants!

Some 2018 dates!

Whisby Education Centre runs Wildlife Watch for youngsters aged between 5 and 12.
At: Whisby Education Centre, Whisby Nature Park

Usually the second Saturday of every month*
10am - 12.30pm*
* unless otherwise stated.

Booking Essential – Please contact:
Email: slake@lincstrust.co.uk


Cost? £2.00 per session*,

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


January 13th
Brilliant Birds
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.

February 10th
Conservation Task
Bring warm clothes and sturdy footwear as we’ll have conservation task lined up.

March 10th
Let’s get creative!
From clay and leaves to leaves and willow to paint, we’re going to get creative with nature this morning!

April 14th
Fantastic Flowers & Phenomenal Plants
We’re going to explore with our green fingers this morning and find out what is wonderful about
Lincolnshire plants!

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

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