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.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Ooops! And now for that missing date....

Thanks, all you eagle-eyed people who noticed there was no date given on yesterday's posting about Jeff Ollerton's talk in April!

Here it is:

'Bees for dinner? The importance of pollinators in a changing world.' (Prof. Jeff Ollerton)
Wednesday, 13th April, 2016. 
Starts 7.45pm.  Entry is £2.50 inc tea/coffee with other refreshments available. 
Doors open at 7.15pm. (You're welcome to come along earlier for an evening walk before Jeff's talk...)

Places will be limited, booking is advised: michelewelborn@homecall.co.uk


Michele 
 

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