Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust - Bourne Area Group




Below is our 'virus free' programme - unfortunately some/all of it might be cancelled.

Friday 17 April (indoor meeting)


Our 2020 AGM will follow the usual format with a short formal session followed by members sharing their photos from the past year.

Sunday 26 April

DOLE WOOD OPEN DAY – 10:30 – 16:00

One of our key annual events to see the bluebells in this beautiful ancient woodland setting; refreshments, plant sales and children’s activities.

Wednesday 6 May – 19:00 – 20:30

CASTLE BYTHAM (new reserve acquisition)

Park by roadside along Counthorpe Lane (normal place to park for Lawn Wood). We will be wandering around this ancient meadow, and looking at the Trust’s options for its future management.

Sunday 7 June

DEEPING LAKES OPEN DAY – 10:30 – 16:00

Our second major event of the summer, the reserve is usually bursting with breeding birds, dragon & damselflies and butterflies; refreshments, plant sales and children’s activities will be organized as part of the day.

Sunday 21 June


Chambers Farm Wood (morning)

We will be meeting up with the Lincolnshire Dormouse Group as they check their nest boxes. Numbers restricted, booking essential, allocated on a first come, first served basis. Email: [email protected] with 'Dormouse Field Trip' in the heading and number of places wanted. We will post on Facebook when these have all been allocated. Meeting location and time will be provided to people when booked. 

Sunday 19 July

ROBERT’S FIELD – 14:00 – 16:00

Meet by the reserve entrance. If the weather is fine and sunny there should be lots of butterflies on the wing, and several species of orchids will be in flower whatever the weather!

Wednesday 5 August – 19:00 – 20:30

CASTLE BYTHAM (new reserve acquisition)

A second visit to this area, we will get a better understanding of how this site could be managed now that wildflowers and grasses have flowered. Meet as before.

Friday 18 September (indoor meeting)


Dave Bromwich (Head of Nature Reserves) from Trust HQ will be our guest speaker this month as he passes this milestone in his career.

Friday 16 October

DONNA NOOK (indoor meeting)

Matthew Blissett, Outer Humber & Coastal Warden, will be talking about Donna Nook National Nature Reserve and the grey seal colony.

Friday 20 November (indoor meeting)


Prof. Brian Eversham, Chief Executive Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire and Visiting Professor, School of Water, Energy & Environment, Cranfield University is our guest.


All indoor meetings are held in the Methodist Church Hall, Bourne.  A donation of £2.50 is requested (children free).  Donation includes refreshments.

Please note:-

This programme is accurate at the time of publication.  We will try and inform as many people as possible if for some reason it changes.  Another problem with winter meetings is when we may have to cancel meetings at short notice due to bad weather, especially snow.


If you are unsure about whether to turn out or not, you can check our website or Facebook page – we will post something on those as soon as we can.  We think this is the best way to get the message out and is a lot simpler than us trying to contact those people who we think might be attending or maintain an email circulation list (which we also considered).




Location information:- Details about Trust Nature Reserves can be found on the Trust website –


Methodist Church Hall.  Easiest access is from the car park by the Marks & Spencer store (formerly Budgens).  The Hall is in the south eastern part of the car park, next to Fitzgerald’s Bed Centre.  Car park access – via Meadowgate.  Car parking charges apply, but free in the evenings.

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