Freshney Bog, just west of Grimsby

All day event

Last LNU visit in 1944

 Access courtesy of North East Lincolnshire Council

10.00 start and then again from 13.00 for afternoon session. Meet at car parking area next to St. Michael’s Church in Little Coates (off the A1136) at TA241090.  Nearest postcode: DN34 4ND. NB. There will be collecting for the LoveLincsPlants herbarium project. Can be a very wet site so wellingtons recommended. Nearest toilets probably in local supermarket or McDonalds.

Habitats: Marsh, ponds, wet woodland, rough grassland, River Freshney.

Leader:  Richard Chadd 07990 564519 richard.chadd@environment-agency.gov.uk

MEETING SUMMARY
Great LNU field meeting to Freshney Bog area. Forty five bird species noted including Cetti’s Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Bullfinch. Also, Red-eared Terrapin, Otter spraints, Water Voles, Great Crested Newt, Eel, Dock Bug, Spiked Shieldbug and many Painted Ladies and Emperor Dragonflies. Thirty plant specimens collected for the LoveLincsPlants Herbarium Project. Large stands of Common Meadow-rue and Meadow Crane’s-bill noted.
Many thanks to North East Lincs Council for permitting the event.