Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust's Bird Food Bonanza

27/01/2013 11:00
27/01/2013 15:00


Gibraltar Point on the Lincolnshire coast about three miles south of Skegness at the end of Gibraltar Road, PE24 4SU. Follow the brown tourist signs through the town onto Gibraltar Road. Continue along the road and over a hump until to see the visitor centre in front of you.


Sunday 27th January 2013, 11am-3pm

Event Description

A special event at Gibraltar Point on Sunday 27 January aims to help garden birds through these cold winter days.

The Bird Food Bonanza runs from 11.00am until 3.00pm on Sunday 27 January at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust's Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve just south of Skegness.

Bring the children or grandchildren along for free activities including making fat balls to feed garden birds, bird food games, and arts and crafts. There will also be free advice on feeding birds: where, when and what you can feed garden birds. And, on Sunday 27 January only, there will be a 15% discount on bird food and feeders.

For species such as bluetits, wrens and robins, the winter can be tough. Days of snowfall and freezing temperatures can result in large numbers of deaths of these small birds but we can make a real difference to their survival. Birds may be drawn from the countryside into villages and towns in search of food. Providing a regular source of high energy food can be a real life saver.

Rachel Kirby, Head of Centre at Gibraltar Point said: "We'll have fun doing the activities as well as helping the birds survive this harsh winter weather, plus it encourages birds into your garden where you can see them."

Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is one of Lincolnshire's wildest landscapes. The reserve covers 1100 acres of pristine coastline and is recognised as an area of international importance. It extends about three miles along the Lincolnshire coast from the southern end of Skegness to the entrance of the Wash and includes sandy and muddy seashore, sand dunes, saltmarsh and freshwater marsh with ponds and lagoons. The Reserve is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust under a lease from its owners the Lincolnshire County Council and East Lindsey District Council.

About the Organiser

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Founded in 1948, the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is dedicated to safeguarding wildlife and wild places in Lincolnshire and promoting understanding and enjoyment of the natural world from the Humber to the Wash. With over 25,000 members and around 100 nature reserves, the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Lincolnshire. Our vision is for Lincolnshire, North and North-East Lincolnshire, and the neighbouring sea and estuaries to be rich in wildlife for the benefit of everyone.

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