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 Meetings 2017

Indoor Meetings are held on Saturdays at the Whisby Education Centre, Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln and start at 2pm.

Field Meetings generally start at 12 noon for 1.00pm, but please check the details for each event.

Guests are always welcome at our meetings.



 Events Programme

 Saturday, May 27, 2017

Field meeting to Corringham Scroggs with evening bat/moth recording session

A private site with access courtesy
of Thonock and Somerby Estates. 
Northeast of Gainsborough.

12.00 for 13.00 start and then at 20.30 again for evening session. Meet and park at SK842919 which is at end of track off A159 (east side),
found about halfway between Gainsborough and Blyton. The track may be
unsuitable for low vehicles on the day, therefore best to park alongside the
track where possible and walk to meeting spot at end.  NB. Parts of site quite
wet. Insect repellent recommended. Additionally, as a private woodland no
exploring before the set time please. No mains available for moth traps. Nearest
public toilets are in Gainsborough town centre.

Habitats: Broadleaved and mixed woodland (partly wet), ponds and
scrub.  

Leader: Brian Hedley 07989 665794 brian_hedley@hotmail.com



 Saturday, June 03, 2017

The Whisby Workshops 2017 Bees (David Sheppard)

To book a place contact Richard Davidson on:
rel.davidson@btinternet.com


 Sunday, June 25, 2017

Field Meeting to Chapel Six Marshes

Part of Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park. North of Chapel St.Leonards

12.00 for 13.00 start. Take minor road north of Chapel St Leonards for about 1km
and then track towards sea and parking at TF558741.  
NB. Nearest public toilets are at Chapel Point.

Habitats: Dunes, shore, marsh, waterbodies, grassland, scrub and plantation.
Partly a habitat creation area.

Leader:  Brian Hedley 07989 665794 brian_hedley@hotmail.com


 Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Whisby Workshops 2017 Flies/ Diptera

To book a place contact Richard Davidson on:
rel.davidson@btinternet.com


 Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Whisby Workshops 2017 Pond Dipping (Richard Chadd)

To book a place contact Richard Davidson on:
rel.davidson@btinternet.com


 Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Whisby Workshops 2017 Odonata (Nick Tribe and Richard Chadd)

To book a place contact Richard Davidson on:
rel.davidson@btinternet.com


 Sunday, July 30, 2017

Field Meeting to Thurlby Fen Slipe

Thurlby Fen Slipe LWT Reserve

Access courtesy of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.  Southeast of Bourne.

12.00 for 13.00 start. Car parking on Baston Edge Drove (unmade track) at TF119164. Turn onto Long Drove eastwards from the A15 at Thurlby and look for the LNU sign for the car park.

Possibility of evening bat walk here with members of the Lincolnshire Bat Group. Best to confirm nearer the time.

NB. Access restrictions may apply to the eastern half of the reserve due to the presence of sensitive wildlife. Nearest public toilets in Bourne town centre. 

Habitats: Borrow pits, hedgerows, wet woodland, grassland and the north bank of the River Glen.

Leader: Nick Tribe 07733 073989 nick.tribe@ntlworld.com


 Saturday, August 05, 2017

Field Meeting to Mareham Pastures LNR with evening moth/bat recording session

Mareham Pastures Local Nature Reserve. South of Sleaford.

All day Bioblitz event with evening moth/bat recording
session. 
Joint meeting with Friends of Mareham Pastures.

Meeting times: 10am, 1pm and 8.15pm at reserve car park at TF072447 (NG34 8ST). Follow Mareham Lane south out of Sleaford and turn right towards recycling centre then turn right again into car park. NB. The postcode will get you to the entrance road but don\t follow it to Lodge Farm. No mains available for moth traps. Nearest public toilets in Sleaford town centre.

Habitats: Meadows and woodland over restored landfill site. 

Leader: Brian Hedley 07989 665794 brian_hedley@hotmail.com



 Sunday, September 03, 2017

Field Meeting to Gunby Hall (National Trust)

Specifically to explore the parkland area with access courtesy of the National Trust.  West of Burgh le Marsh.

12.00 for 13.00 start. Meet at the main car park near to Gunby Hall entrance at TF466669 found at end of access track off the roundabout where the A158 and A1028 meet.

NB. Toilets and cafe available on site.

Habitats: Parkland with various waterbodies. 

Leader: Dr. David Sheppard 07880 986923 d.a.sheppard@btinternet.com


 Sunday, October 08, 2017

Field Meeting to Bloxholm Wood LWT Reserve (Fungi Foray)

Access courtesy of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. North of Sleaford.

12.00 for 13.00 start. The reserve entrance and parking spot is situated at the south end of the B1191
(southwest of Ashby de la Launde) close to the junction with the A15 at TF037533. 

NB. There is a 1km walk to the main woodland area.  Some verge parking probably needed. Nearest public toilets in Sleaford town centre.  

Habitat: Broadleaved and mixed woodland habitats. 

Leader: Ray Halstead 07772 613640 ray.halstead@tiscali.co.uk

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