Wildlife attractions to welcome in the spring

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THE spring weather is the ideal time to get out and enjoy the nature on your doorstep.

Two events to help young and old get closer to local wildlife have been planned for the Boston area.

First up is the popular ‘talon spotting’ event at RSPB Frampton Marsh on Sunday.

This ‘raptor extravaganza’ will see visitors enjoying a walk along the sea banks, scanning the marshes and farmland for some of the country’s most thrilling wildlife.

The walk will be guided by RSPB experts and take people on the hunt for the birds of prey that spend the winter on The Wash, including hen harriers, peregrines, short-eared owls and kestrels.

It takes place at 2pm and last for about two hours.

Binoculars and sensible outdoor clothing are advised.

The cost is £4 per adult, £2 per child. Booking is essential as places are limited. Call 01205 724678.

The second event is a best kept village wildlife workshop to be held in Donington.

The free training session will help people to encourage wildlife into their community.

The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and Lincolnshire Biodiversity Partnership have joined forces with the Best Kep Village competition organisers Community Lincs for the training session.

It will cover managing community spaces with wildlife in mind; managing ponds, grassy areas and hedges; providing homes for birds, butterflies and more; and case studies of villages that have made a difference for wildlife

It will take place on Tuesday, 10am-noon, at the Donington Ruby Hunt Centre.

To book call 01529 301971.