Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust encouraging outdoor pursuits this Christmas

A clear winter scene at Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve looking out to sea, taken in December 2014.
A clear winter scene at Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve looking out to sea, taken in December 2014.
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Despite being the coldest and darkest time of the year there’s a wonderland of wildlife experiences waiting to be had during the winter months say the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust (LWT).

With this in mind, they are asking families to wrap up their young ones in preparation for their ‘wildest’ winter yet.

The Trust has launched ‘My Wild Winter’, an online wildlife and activity guide, jam-packed with ideas and information, complemented by places to go and things to do in Lincolnshire during winter.

A spokesman for the LWT said: “Grab your gloves, pull on your wellies and immerse yourselves in The Wildlife Trusts’ brrr-illiant route to spending time with nature this Christmas.”

The guide has been produced to help families explore nature and wild places, at home or on days out over the festive period.

There’s also a reading list from which young readers can choose some great nature-inspired books, perfect for curling up in comfy chairs over Christmas.

Exploring nature at a young age can bring a lifetime of pleasure and winter offers a multitude of wildlife experiences to be had, explained a spokesman for the LWT.

Ideas include building a shelter, making a nest box for a bird and identifying wildlife from the tracks and signs they leave behind, such as deer, foxes, rabbits and different types of bird prints.

The My Wild Winter activity guide found online at www.lincstrust.org.uk has a free downloadable guide to wildlife, habitats and activities to look out for and try this winter.