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Group news and diary

May meeting cancelled!

Sorry to say that due to a variety of reasons we have decided to cancel Sundays meeting at Dixon’s woods.
Our next meeting will be at Wold Newton on Saturday 1st June — looking for signs of summer! More details to come later.

For the rest of the year's programme, please see below.

Our 2019 dates!

We start our new Wildlife Watch year on:

February 2nd
Making a wormery.

Venue: possibly the Discovery Centre (to be confrimed). Please check on booking
Please could you bring: 1 litre clear plastic bottle, string or elastic band

March 2nd
Venue: Dixon’s Wood, opposite Bradley woods, Near Grimsby.

April 13th ( due to tide times).
Sea dipping
Venue: Humberston beach, Thorpe Park car park.

May 4th
Pitfall traps and bracken clearing
Venue: Dixon’s Pond, opp Bradley woods.

June 1st
Walk in the woods looking for signs of summer
Venue: Wold Newton, at the far end of the village.

July 6th
Paddle boarding, to be confirmed, and ‘nurdling,’ ( sifting sand to find plastic particles).
Venue: Cleethorpes beach. Location to be decided.

Saturday 15th July Big Watch Day Out, for all Watch members in Lincolnshire. Woodhall Spa Airfield. Details and booking from Mary Porter

August 3rd
Nature walk. Sweeping with nets. Identifying insects, flowers and a bit of geology!
Venue: Irby Dales, meet opposite the church.

September 7th
Fungi forage
Venue: Weelsby woods

October 5th
Slug hunting, identifying and recording
Venue: to be decided

November 2nd
Bird watching
Venue: Humberston Fitties / Tetney Marsh or pyewipe-

December 7th
Festive crafts including making Christmas wreath bird feeder. Hopefully some festive food and games as well!
Venue: classroom in the woods, Ashby cum Fenby

All meetings are usually the first Saturday of the month starting at 10 and finishing at 12, unless otherwise stated.
Usually we charge £2 per child unless it’s a special event, in which case we may ask for a donation.
We ask that people let us know if they intend to come. This helps with any catering we provide such as a drink/ snack.
All correspondence is done by email and possibly texts.

Hope you can join us!

Please contact Jan Dring email janicedring@ or Rachel Graham —rachel

Our 2018 dates!

All meetings will start at 10 am unless otherwise stated.
For further info. please contact or phone 01472 826245.

Jan 6th
Making bird feeders and seasonal soup. From the ground to the pot. Review scrap book.
Venue: JAN DRINGs house. East Ravendale.

Feb 3rd
Bird ringing. Creating a nature stick.
Venue: Nettleton tea shop -- the Dunn Deal.

Exploring Far Ings Nature reserve.

April 7th
Beach clean up with Beach Care Officer. Attracting reptiles in the dunes with Rachel.
Venue: Cleethorpes boating lake.

May 5th
Wild flower spotting and collecting for preserving and recording.
Venue: Bradley woods.

June 2nd
Venue: Exploring Pelhams pillar wood

July 7th
Pond dipping.
Venue :Wold Newton

Aug 4th
Making Bat boxes and owl boxes.
Venue: St Andrews Hospice.

Sept 1st
Camping overnight
Venue to be decided.

Oct 6th
Geology and ornithology walk n talk.
Venue: Irby Dales.

Nov 3rd
Tree planting.
Venue: Humberstone Country Park.

Our 2017 dates!

All meetings will start at 10 am unless otherwise stated.
For further info. please contact or phone 01472 826245.

February 4th Yacht Club Cleethorpes.

Identification of winter birds.

March 4th Redhill cottage, East Ravendale.

Talk on hedgehogs and meet Andrew! Making a hedgehog habitat. ( we will have to charge £2 for this session as we have to pay £30 for expenses to our visitor).

April 1st Classroom in the Woods Ashby - cum- Fenby ( off the Barton Sreet).

Interactive talk on bats with Julie Ellison.

May 6th Cleethorpes beach-- Leisure Centre area.

Sea dipping.

June 3rd Wold Newton

Paths, tracks and signs of animals.

July 1st St Andrews Hospice, Grimsby/ Peoples' park.

Bees and butterflies and walk in the park.

Sunday 16th July Watch Day Out at Anderby Creek. Join other grroups and members for a day of Wildlife Watching.
10am to 2.30pm More information and to book:
Mary Porter 07909 925419 or

August 5th Laceby Beck

Stream dipping and identification of species.

September 2nd Classroom in the Woods

Camping out overnight!

October 7th Roxton Woods, Keelby

Orienteering and looking for clues for directions. Need a compass.

November 4th Nettleton near Caistor.

Bird ringing with Kevin Armstrong.

Our 2016 dates!

January 9th
A visit to ' Exotics of the World' for an interactive talk on reptiles.

February 6th
Spiders! Venue tbc but possibly at "Exotics of the World". Contact Jan to confirm and book.

March 5th
Owls -- up close and personal!
Venue TBA

April 2nd
Tealby / Walesby walk.

During which we should encounter a variety of wildlife such as deer, sheep, birds, wild flower etc.
Meet at Tealby Church 10 am.

May 7th
Tetney Blow wells, the geology and waterways. Treasure hunt.
Meet at the church in Tetney at 10 am

June 4th
Walk around the Mausoleum area at Great Limber.
Identifying Wild flowers and insects / butterflies.

July 2nd
A guided walk round 'Redhill Nature Reserve'
Wild flowers and butterflies

August 6th tbc
Chambers Farm Woods, Hoop lane, Apley, Market Rasen, LN85JR. Butterfly Conservation Lincolnshire branch Open Day.

September 3rd
Beach forage.
Meet at the Discovery Centre.

October 1st
Artwork using 'treasure' from the previous beach forage.
Meet at the Discovery Centre.

November 5th
Green men in the woods. Get creative with clay to scare away evil!
Meet at Bradley woods.

Dec 3rd
No meeting.

All meetings will start at 10 am unless otherwise stated.
For further info. please contact or phone 01472 826245.

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