A group of ten volunteers celebrated Father’s Day by helping to tidy up Fiskerton Fen Nature Reserve.
The reserve (3km east of Fiskerton) is a Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust site backing onto the River Witham. It is a little gem of a place comprising a lake and a bird hide, providing oodles of reed beds for wetland birds and a safe haven for bee orchids (of which the volunteers spotted a few delicate examples within the grass – credit goes to the eagle-eyed Steven!).
Lincoln Conservation Group attend the reserve every summer, and this year’s tasks consisted of clearing grass from around the lake’s perimeter fence (ready for contractor work later in the month), cutting back overhanging grasses from the main footpath and staining interpretation boards and benches. There was also a need to clear grass away from a couple of low-lying rocks, to provide better access for sunbathing lizards! It appears we’re not the only ones who like a good tan!
A wonderfully quiet and successful day, in a beautiful spot of the Lincolnshire countryside – well done team!