Reserve’s summer calendar picks up

GIBRALTAR Point Nature Reserve’s summer holiday programme of activities is well underway.

No fewer than four activities will take place at the site in the coming week.

First up will be another of the popular ‘Kids Gang’ events tomorrow (Thursday).

The event will take the theme ‘Bee Scene’ and will run from 2pm to 4pm.

“Come and help us find the bumblebee,” said a spokesperson. “Bumblebee numbers are decreasing so we want to find out how they are doing at Gibraltar Point.”

Participation is £3 per child. Booking is essential on 01754 898057.

On Saturday from 9am to 11am the reserve will hold its latest ‘Shoresearch’.

“This is beachcombing with a purpose: a way of surveying the beach and recording what’s found,” continued the spokesperson. “Throughout the year we will be running a monthly Shoresearch at various locations on the Lincolnshire coast.

“Through these surveys we hope to build a better picture of what lives where - and we need your help.

“The surveys are very straightforward, and previous knowledge of marine wildlife isn’t necessary as there will be experts on hand to help with identification.

“All you need to do is book so we know you’re coming and then turn up on the day.”

The Shoresearch is free. To book your place call 01754 898057.

The Kids Gang returns on Tuesday, August 14 with a ‘Crime Scene Investigation’ activity from 2pm to 4pm.

“Someone has broken into a nest box and eaten all the eggs. Can you solve the mystery of who committed the crime?” added the spokesperson.

Participation is again £3 per child and booking is required on 01754 898 057.

And next Wednesday (August 15), Seawatch will return to the reserve from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

This free event is a chance to learn more about autumn seabirds and their movements around the Wash.

Birds you may see include terns, skuas, auks and gulls.

Seawatch will be taking place on the beach, out from Mill Hill. Park at the beach car park and follow the path to the beach.