Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust - Bourne Area Group



Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts and the UK's leading environmental action club for kids. If you care about nature and the environment and want to explore your local wildlife - this is the club for YOU!  Take a look at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website for details about Wildlife Watch membership.

Taking part in Wildlife Watch is an exciting way to explore your surroundings and get closer to the wildlife you share it with.

The Bourne Wildlife Watch Group meets once a month, and this is the programme for the next few months:- Location of all reserves can be found on the Trust website.

Practical conservation work:-
Wear stout footwear and old clothes, remember to wrap up warmly if it is cold.   We provide the tools, and we have some leather gloves as well.

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


Sunday 10 May: 

Plant collecting

Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve

2.00 - 4.00pm

This will be another opportunity to collect specimen plants for the 'Love Lincs Plants' project.

Meet in the main car park.


Sunday 14 June: 

Making bee 'hotels'

Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve

2.00 - 4.00pm

We will be bundling together short lengths of old garden canes to make an ideal home for mining bees.

Meet in the main car park.



Sunday 12 July:

Pond dipping 

Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve

2.00 - 3.30pm

We will be looking at the watery creatures living in one of the lakes.  Will we find scorpions or dragons?

Meet in the main car park.  Wellies will be useful, if you have them.


You can contact one of the Group leaders to find out more:-

Dave Vandome             Jill Francis
01778 423362 (h)        01778 560814 (h)    
07775 566586 (m)       07427 663046 (m)
e-mail:- [email protected]     [email protected]

Wildlife Watch leaders are registered, trained and insured by the Wildlife Trusts who also provide back up support for local groups.  We believe that environmental education is a vital part of education for life.  We aim to provide enjoyable, varied and active learning about, in and for our environment.

Wildlife Watch is aimed at families and children between 8 and 16 years of age.  Parents are always very welcome to stay and children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent.

At Wildlife Watch we take our responsibilities to the children in our care very seriously.  Watch group should be a fun place to learn about wildlife.  

If anyone at your group has behaved in a way that upsets you please tell the Watch leader.

We also have a really wild website ( and a monthly e-newsletter full of wild ideas and nature-spotting tips. Members also get to find out about local events and activities, plus you get access to our network of groups in Lincolnshire and receive our local newsletter "Wild-Time in Lincolnshire".


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