Our indoor meetings are held normally held in Lincoln at the Whisby Education Centre at Whisby Nature Park. Most common are talks and identification workshops for both beginners and those who want to develop their expertise. Indoor meetings start at 2pm, with both members and non-members welcome to attend.
There is an annual recorders’ meeting, where we review the wildlife highlights of the previous year and to leaven the Annual General Meeting the honorary president gives a presentation on his or her particular interest in wildlife and this is reproduced in full in ‘The Lincolnshire Naturalist‘. This too starts at 2pm but attendees gather from noon to socialise.
The “Whisby Workshops” are currently free to participants as all costs are split between the Lincoln Area Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and the LNU. The aim is not to turn people into experts in an afternoon, but to cascade knowledge and enthusiasm for particular subjects so that participants can go away better equipped to follow them up on their own and also to encourage interest in a broader range of subjects both entomological and botanical. On most of them there has been time inside learning generally about the subject and looking at specimens followed by time outside in the field following this up.