Wildlife enthusiasts to learn about otters

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WILDLIFE enthusiasts will get the chance to learn more about voles and otters and how to spot these magnificent mammals at a special event at Gibraltar Point later this month.

The Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve will hold an ‘Introduction to Water Voles and Otters’ session on Sunday, March 11 from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

“This half-day workshop will provide the opportunity for enthusiastic beginners in the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes area to learn about water voles and otters and how to identify and spot the signs of these species when out and about in the countryside,” said a spokesperson.

“The workshop will explain the importance of the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes for these species and how participants can help to build up a picture of where these species are in the grazing marshes area.

“The session will be led by Chris Manning, mammal recorder for Lincolnshire, and will include indoor presentations and an outdoor walk to look for signs of water vole and otter,” they added.

Tea and coffee will be provided. There is no charge for the workshop but places are limited and must be booked in advance by calling the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Headquarters on 01507 526667.

Further information will be provided after bookings have been made.

For information on the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes Project visit www.lincsmarshes.org.uk.