2019 Talks (All talks start at 7:30pm)
Friday 13th September - A year in the Brecks with Warden Matthew Blissett (LWT Coastal Warden) Walesby Village Hall Matt has returned to LWT after working in the Brecklands for a couple of years. He will tell us about some of the reserves and their management. Species found there such as stone curlew, rare annual plants, the pool frog and several moth species which require specific management.
Saturday 28th September (Meet at 10:00am)- Whisby Walk with Galls in Mind with Jan Rousseau (Lincoln Area Group Chairperson) Whisby Nature Park Meet near the bird feeders at Whisby Nature Park, Moor Lane, Thorpe-On-The–Hill near Lincoln LN6 9BW. There is a large carpark which costs £2 for the day, a visitor centre with cafe, shop and toilets.
Friday 11th October - Our Living Seas with Tania Davey (LWT Living Seas Sustainable Development Officer) Caistor Town Hall Living seas means thriving fish stocks and healthy, recovering marine habitats. It means environmentally sustainable use of our sea’s resources. It means ocean processes helping to slowdown climate change. It means the many ways in which it supports our quality of life. This talk will give an overview of the wonderful array of marine life found in our local seas, and some of the challenges we face to ensure our seas are healthy.
Friday 22nd November - Small and Special: mosses, liverworts and hornworts with Dr. Steven Heathcote Walesby Village Hall The UK is home to over half of all Europe’s bryophyte species (mosses, liverworts and hornworts) but they are often appreciated only for the ‘green carpet’ they form. Here we will learn about what makes these tiny plants special and explore their ecology, diversity and conservation in the UK and Lincolnshire.
2020 Talks (All talks start at 7:30pm)
Friday 24th January - Barn Owls in Lincolnshire with Garry Steele Walesby Village Hall Garry has been actively involved in Barn Owl Conservation around Lincolnshire for many years.
Friday 28th February - Red Foxes with Dr. Carl Soulsbury (Lincoln University) Walesby Village Hall Red foxes are one of the most successful animals in the world, living in ecosystems as diverse as deserts, cities and arctic tundra. What makes them successful? How can we learn to live alongside these amazing animals? This talk looks at fox biology and ecology and the complicated history of human-fox interactions in the UK.
Friday 20th March - The Dead Sea with Tammy Smalley (LWT Conservation Officer) Caistor Town Hall Tammy talks about the problem of plastics in the environment and what we can all do to reduce our waste. **Cancelled due to Coronavirus**
Friday 24th April - Northern Spain-Wildlife, Landscape and Culture with Mike Pickwell
Walesby Village Hall
A trip to Northern Spain centred on the dramatic, snowcapped, Picos de Europa mountains with their wonderful views, wildlife and ancient villages. This is followed by a week on the Wild North Coast including the Capricho de Gaudi and the stunning cave paintings of Altimera.
Preceded by a short AGM. **Cancelled due to Coronavirus**