Thursday, 11 May 2017

Annual General Meeting


Annual General Meeting
of Friends of Linford Lakes Nature Reserve
Wednesday 17th May, 2017
Start time 19:30hrs at the Centre at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve.
The Committee of the Friends Group would like to thank you for attending the 6th AGM. Please find the agenda below. The formal section will be followed by a short presentation from Phil Bowsher, Head of Environment, Volunteers and Education for the Parks Trust. There will then be an opportunity to mingle and enjoy some light refreshments. The evening is expected to conclude about 21:30hrs.
1) Welcome from Tony Bedford, Chairman.
2) Chairman’s Report.
3) Treasurer’s Report.
4) Election of officers.  The current officers have expressed their willingness to stand for election for another year:- Tony Bedford (Chairman), Pauline Studman (Treasurer), Janice Robertson (Secretary).

New committee members are needed and we would like to invite interested persons to make themselves known to committee members prior to meeting.

5) Phil Bowsher’s presentation,
6) Questions from floor, as submitted prior to meeting.

Followed by drinks and light refreshments.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Cuckoo, Cuckoo

An amazing first for LLNR today as a pair of Cuckoos were ringed as part of the ongoing programme of ringing being conducted at the site.

Many thanks to Kenny Cramer for recording the birds prior to release.

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: 

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

For further information:

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

More hands make light work.....


          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.


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.....