Wildlife Trust meetings

by | 12 September 2019 | Gainsborough, Wildlife

The Gainsborough Branch of Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust resumes its programme of indoor meetings this month. Geoff Trinder, who is president of the County Wildlife Trust, will be showing ‘Images from 2018, Hungary, the UK, and More’. As many people know, Geoff is an accomplished photographer and loves to share photos taken on his travels round the world in search of wildlife. Do go along, the meeting will be at Morton Village Hall on Wednesday 18th September, at 7.30pm.

On the branch’s recent field meeting to Scotton Common, Matt Cox, who is the warden, gave a fascinating insight into the complexities of managing the nature reserve, where the water levels that are crucial to the survival of the rare plant species at Scotton Reserve, are not under the trust’s control. People who attended were lucky to see Marsh Gentians in flower, but Sundew is struggling to survive there now. Matt will be the speaker at the branch’s meeting on Wednesday 20th November.

Julie Ellison is returning on Wednesday 4th September, at 7.30pm, to lead an outdoor meeting to demonstrate how to identify and locate bat species using bat locators, starting from Mercer Road, Gainsborough. Please email dbardsley999@gmail.com to book your place as numbers are limited.

If you have enjoyed an influx of butterflies to your garden this year, perhaps including Painted Ladies, do note that on Wednesday 16th October, Mark Schofield will be talking about ‘UK Butterflies and Moths’.

More details can be found at www.lincstrust.org.uk or by emailing gainsboroughlwt@gmail.com or dbardsley999@gmail.com.