Friday, 17 March 2017

The natural history ofTenerife, did you say? (Professor Jeff Ollerton returns to LLNR.....)

We're delighted to welcome Jeff Ollerton back to Linford Lakes Nature Reserve next month.
 'Bees for dinner', his talk last year, was a great success, and as so many of you asked if we'd invite him to speak to us again, we did!

Whether you've visited Tenerife in the past, or it is a future plan, come and join us to find out more about this Canary Island on:



Wednesday 5th April
7.15pm for 7.30 pm start, £3.00, pay on the door.
Prof. Jeff Ollerton
is back by popular demand to talk about
“Darwin’s Unrequited Isle: a personal natural history of Tenerife”
Refreshments, home-made cakes and raffle.

Jeff Ollerton is Professor of Biodiversity at Northampton University - to learn more about him visit his blog at:
https://jeffollerton.wordpress.com/about/ 

We look forward to seeing you.
(This event is open to both Permit and non-Permit holders.)

For further information: michelewelborn@homecall.co.uk

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

More hands make light work.....


Hello....

          Can you join us on Work Parties or Open Sundays?
Are you able to give us a few hours of your time
 on the first or third Sunday of any month? 


You're reading this because you have an interest in Nature and, no doubt, in the many ways that we as human beings can help wildlife survive and thrive.

If you've visited the Reserve on Open Sundays you'll know that we're a dedicated group of people who run the Cafe, sell books and crafts, chat to newcomers and answer questions. We also organise events for permit holders and guests.
It's our way of helping wildlife.

If you've spent time on the Reserve on first Sundays, you'll have noticed a group of people clearing, cleaning, cutting, chopping back undergrowth and overgrowth, painting, building or replacing things.
It's our way of helping wildlife.
  
The FoLLNR Committee and Volunteers 
need more hands 
to make this very rewarding work-load lighter.

Please consider coming to join us.

Contact: michelewelborn@homecall.co.uk

Our next Open Sunday is Sunday, 20th November. 
(December's Open Sunday is the second Sunday, 11th December - all the usual, with Christmas crafts to make, too.) 
Let us know what help you can offer. 

On behalf of your very hard-working Committee and Volunteer group, thanks so much!






Tuesday, 25 October 2016


The Barn Owls of Linford Lakes

The Centre
Linford Lakes Nature Reserve
Wednesday 23rd November.


19:15 doors open for 19:30 start.


With Paddy Jackson, from the Hawk and Owl Trust.
Open to Members of FoLLNR and Guests
Admission £2.00

Saturday, 3 September 2016

New date for Moth morning at LLNR...

Apologies to anyone who turned up this weekend expecting to find a Mothing event.
Hopefully you enjoyed your visit in spite of the lack of moths!

The new date will be the early morning of our next Open Sunday.


Moth Morning
Sunday 18th September - 07.30 am 


Gordon will be checking the trap, counting numbers and species, 
talking moth-talk and answering questions - have yours ready!  

Refreshments will be available so that you can quench your early morning thirst and indulge in the usual goodies to sustain you for a spot of nature-watching... 

Sunday 18th September is also Open Sunday. Why not stay on and see what's about on the Reserve, and then come in to the Centre for that second cuppa? There'll be the usual opportunities to browse through the crafts and second-hand books, chat to fellow-enthusiasts, and hear about the latest developments...... 

We look forward to seeing you!


Saturday, 9 April 2016

'Bees For Dinner? The importance of pollinators in a changing world.'

This Wednesday, 13th April,  the Friends will be playing host to Professor Jeff Ollerton, who is coming to talk about his work and thoughts on pollinators in our changing world.
Come and enjoy a stroll on the Reserve before the doors open. Spring migration is well underway, and the dusk chorus will be a great start to an interesting evening. Hot drinks are included in the entrance  fee, and other refreshments will also be available.
(There'll be a raffle, too, so bring a little extra small change with you!)

Looking forward to seeing you.....


 

Friday, 19 February 2016

21st Feb.
Open Sunday
10:00- 16:00hrs

Join Andy Harding, County Recorder,  
for his monthly duck count. Andy is always willing to pass on help and advise on bird identification
and how to count large numbers of birds at one time.



There is open access to hides and centre.
Facilities available. Hot and cold drinks, home-made cakes.
Second hand book sales, crafts and bird food on sale.
Come and see our winter visitors.
View from the comfort of our hides and viewing gallery.
Please bring your friends and family, all welcome.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Bird Ringing at LLNR 2015


Please find below a summary of the birds ringed during the calendar year 2015. 
Many thanks to Kenny Crammer who provided the figures for me to compile.


New Ringing Total
Re-trap Total
Blackbird
4

Retraps

4
Blackcap
20

Retraps

2
Blue Tit
60

Retraps

92
Bullfinch
14

Retraps

1
Cettis Warbler
1

Retraps

0
Chiffchaff
16

Retraps

2
Chaffinch
5

Retraps

0
Dunnock
27

Retraps

18
Garden Warbler
5

Retraps

0
Gold crest
19

Retraps

7
Goldfinch
3

Retraps

0
Great Spotted Woodpecker
2

Retraps

2
Great Tit
45

Retraps

56
Green Woodpecker
2

Retraps

0
Kingfisher
7

Retraps

1
Lesser Redpoll
5

Retraps

1
Long tailed Tit
32

Retraps

19
Magpie
1

Retraps

0
Marsh Tit
0

Retraps

1
Meadow Pipit
5

Retraps

0
Redwing
9

Retraps

0
Reed Bunting
4

Retraps

0
Reed Warbler
4

Retraps

1
Robin
18

Retraps

4
Sand Martin
6

Retraps

1
Sedge Warbler
1

Retraps

0
Siskin
16

Retraps

0
Song Thrush
10

Retraps

0
Treecreeper
7

Retraps

2
Whitethroat
1

Retraps

0
Willow Warbler
2

Retraps

0
Wren
16

Retraps

6
Totals
367
220