2018 Talks (All talks start at 7:30pm)

Friday 14th September - Rewilding – a Return to the Wilderness
Walesby Village Hall
Stewart West’s talk will focus on the much needed landscape regeneration in the UK, the return of keystone species that act as ecological engineers and on current examples of projects in the UK and Europe. He will also talk about his own experiences in mainland Europe tracking large carnivores.

Friday 12th October - Animal Magic
Caistor Town Hall
Geoff Trinder, Deputy Chairman of the LWT and superb photographer, will share his magic moments with us.

This talk takes you on a trip through the world of animals, insects to mammals. We will visit places from all around the world to show the marvellous diversity of life that we share the planet with.

Friday 23rd November - Snipe Dales and Nearby Nature Reserves
Walesby Village Hall
An illustrated talk by LWT Warden James Forrester on the management and the wildlife of Snipe dales and other local reserves of the Southern Wolds; looking at a number of recent changes including the ongoing conversion of the Country Park from pine plantation to mixed woodland, incorporating the Woodland Flora Restoration project.



2019 Talks (All talks start at 7:30pm)

Friday 18th January - Rare Breeds Survival Trust
Walesby Village Hall
Local farmers Neville and Maureen Turner describe the work and organisation required in managing and protecting rare breeds.

Friday 15th February - Beetles, an Affliction, in the Nicest Possible Way
Walesby Village Hall
A talk by Alan Lazenby about how he got hooked as a youngster in the 1950s and discovered beetles his way. Lots of slides of beetles and related species.

Friday 15th March - The Scottish Highlands
Caistor Town Hall
Mike Pickwell, who showed us excellent photographs of birds, is returning to share his visit and the fauna and flora he discovered on his travels in Scotland.

Friday 26th April - Swinn Wood, the Trust’s Newest Old Reserve
Walesby Village Hall
AGM - As well as being Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’s Chief Executive Paul Learoyd is Voluntary Reserve Manager for his local Trust nature reserve. This talk covers some of the wonder of woodlands as well as a look back at the Trust’s work over the last year.



2019 Summer Walks

Thursday 16th May 11:00am - Woodhall Spa Airfield Reserve
Meet in the car park.
Kevin James will take us on a guided walk and show us the work that has been done on this relatively new reserve to improve the habitat for wildlife. We suggest that a pack up lunch might be enjoyable on the completion of the walk.

Wednesday 10th June. 10:30am - Snipe Dales Country Park
Meet in the car park.
Following the talk to the Area Group in November, James Forrester the reserve warden, will take us on a guided walk around the Nature Reserve and Country Park. A good time for flower and bird sightings.

Saturday 6th July.. 10:00am - Swinn Wood near Aby
Meeting point to be arranged.
Following a talk by Paul Leoroyd to the Area Group (7.30 p.m. Friday 26th April at Walesby Village Hall), he will lead us on a walk through Swinn, one of the Trust’s newest reserves. Hopefully the damsel and dragon flies will be abundant. Please look on the website marketrasenwildlife.org.uk or facebook events page on www.facebook.com/MarketRasenAreaGroup for the meeting point and parking instructions a few weeks before the walk.



2019 Talks (All talks start at 7:30pm)

Friday 13th September - A year in the Brecks
Walesby Village Hall
A talk by Matthew Blissett (LWT Coastal Warden).
Matt has returned to LWT after working in the Brecklands for two years. He will tell us about the reserves and some of the species found there, such as the stone curlew, pool frog and some of the rare annual plants.