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We normally meet on the second Sunday of the month at 10am and sessions normally run for an hour and a half. We go to various locations around Alford including Gibraltar Point, Beck Wood, Rigsby Wood and Donna Nook.

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Group news and diary

More dates!

For detailed location instructions and meeting times, please contact Margot Charlton on

Saturday 18 April - Woodland Crafts
Raithby Wood
Come and have a go at some fun, outdoor crafts

Sunday 10 May - Rigsby Wood Open Day
Rigsby Wood
Lots of outdoor activities for us to enjoy, including
bug hunts, treasure hunts and multi-sensory experiences!

Sunday 14 June - Chalk Stream Dipping
Hoplands Wood
Dip your net and see what minibeasts you can find

Sunday 12 July - Seaside Activities
Join us on the beach for some fun outdoor activities

Sunday 9 Aug - TBC

Sunday 13 Sept - Tile Making & Insect Hotels
Alford Manor House
Have a go at some of these fun crafts

2020 dates for your diary

For detailed location instructions and meeting times, please contact Margot Charlton on

Sunday 12 Jan
Location given on booking
Come and learn more about Lincolnshire's wildlife!

Sunday 9 Feb - Bugs About the House
Alford Manor House
We'll be looking at creepy crawlies through the microscope!

Sunday 8 March - Litter Pick
Anderby Creek
Come and help us with path maintenance and litter picking
at Anderby Creek beach

Sunday 5 April - Countryside Lincs
Lincolnshire Showground
We'll be attending this years Countryside Lincs show at
the showground

More dates!

10th February: Investigating barn owl pellets and finding out what the owls have been eating - with the help of the microscope. Alford Manor House. 2.00-3.30pm.

On 10 March we will be back outside, whatever the weather; at Raithby Beck Wood; put it in your diary and further details closer the time.

To find out more or to book, contact
Margot Charlton at:

Our first meeting for 2019!

We will be:
Woodland Clearing in Rigsby Wood on Sunday 13 January, 2.00-3.30p.m. Bring your family and friends along too! We will be clearing bramble under David's supervision so come in warm clothes, gloves and bring secateurs or loppers if you have them. If you don't, come anyway- there's plenty of carrying to do! There will be a bonfire to warm you through and why not bring along some marshmallows to toast?

To find out more or to book, contact
Margot Charlton at:

Our 2018 dates!

To find out more or to book, contact
Margot Charlton at:

14 January Looking at Leaf Litter and Making Pet Rocks
Alford Manor House

11 February (school holiday) Woodland Management, nest boxes , Twig Maze Raithby Beck Wood

? tbc 11 March (also Mothers’ Day) Mud Larking! What can live in mud? Gibraltar Point

8 April (school holiday) Countryside Lincs – a celebration of food, farming and the countryside at Lincs Showground We will have a stand at this.

15 April (school holiday) Lambing Farm Visit to James Read, North Reston

6 May Rigsby Wood Open Day; Wildlife Watch promotion with activities for children

13 May Visit to Swinn Wood with Spring Activities…Insect Hotel etc

10 June Sea Dipping at Sandilands

8 July Mark/recapture Butterflies and Nature Bingo
Raithby Beck Wood; as part of 10 year bioblitz.

12 August Visit to Mill Hill Quarry or, seed collecting at Red Hill tbc

9 September Leaves: Colours, ID and Rubbings at Alford Manor House

14 October Muddy Monsters! and, Camouflage At Rigsby Wood

? tbc 11 November Seal Sanctuary, Mablethorpe; or, Donna Nook

9 December Christmas Party Alford Manor House

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