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Photo opportunities abound for all you wildlife enthusiasts! Many of our visitors share their wildlife sightings with us on our facebook page. There are suggestions for local walks in our information hut or you can head to one of the many local nature reserves.
Whilst staying on site or walking around the 2.5 mile dog walk around our fields you may well see some of our resident wildlife including brown hare, rabbit, pheasant, partridge, muntjac and roe deer, barn owl and buzzard.
Almost on our doorstep is Whisby Nature Reserve. Owned and managed by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, it is a beautiful landscape full of wildlife, walks and trails. Once barren and lifeless, this amazing place now abounds with wildlife. The park was created by quarrying for sand and gravel, but nature has reclaimed the pits and bare sand, creating habitats for many species.
In winter you can see the spectacular murmuration of starlings.
Hill Holt Wood is many things. It is a woodland – open to the public every day. It is a business – a social enterprise with charitable status. It is a concept – a way of working with the local community to create a better environment, provide employment and reach out to those in need.
Langford Lowfields is a flagship partnership project involving the RSPB and Tarmac, showcasing wetland habitat creation on a large scale. A thriving reedbed sits at the heart of this expanding reserve, with wildlife highlights including bitterns, brown hares, bearded tits, marsh harriers, avocets, wintering wildfowl, starling mumurations and colourful wildflowers.
Skellingthorpe Old Wood is an ancient woodland within Witham Valley Country Park. It lies close to the village of Skellingthorpe, Lincoln, and is most easily accessed on foot, by bike or on horseback. It is a varied site with a mixture of ancient oak, lime woodland and conifers.
Besthorpe Nature Reserve is a restored sand and gravel quarry north of Collingham on the east bank of the Trent. Once the entire reserve is complete it will cover an area of over 160 hectares.