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Gainsborough Branch of The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

14th May 2019
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Gainsborough Branch of The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

The Gainsborough Branch of The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust will be visiting the Gelder Environmental Reserve, Tillbridge Lane, near Sturton by Stow (LN1 2DS) on Tuesday 21st May, to start at 6.45pm. This is a maturing 13 acre haven beside the River Till. The walk will be led by the reserve’s manager Simon Blaydes. Please wear suitable footwear.

Please email dbardsley999@gmail.com or call/text 07720 569228 if you would like to join them, as numbers are limited so will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

At the March meeting Chris du Feu gave an entertaining illustrated talk on ‘Euring — What is it?’. He outlined the evolution and integration of the diverse European bird ringing schemes. This is Euring and it is an invaluable tool for informing, assessing and monitoring the often rapid and dramatic population and distribution changes of bird species in Europe. Chris had asked attendees to bring slugs with them for him to identify. Within 24 hours, his detailed identification report arrived along with comments on the 29 slugs of the 14 different species collected. He will submit the records to the National Database Network to be included in NBN atlas (www.nbnatlas.org) distribution maps. Chris’s underlying message was that accurate and precise recording is essential to our understanding of the natural world. Thank you, Chris, for a fascinating evening.