The perfect place to explore the region's wildlife
Quadring Fen is the perfect base for discovering the abundant wildlife there is to see in this part of Lincolnshire.
If you head towards the coast from Quadring Fen, you will arrive at Frampton Marsh RSPB, a coastal reserve made up of large, freshwater scrapes, wetlands, wet grassland and reedbeds. The scrapes are where the elegant, wading avocet can be seen in spring and summer, as they prepare their nests and raise their young. The lapwing will also put on impressive displays into the summer, going on to form flocks on the grassland in winter. In the winter, Frampton Marsh is also home to brent geese overwintering far from their summer home in Siberia, and hen harriers that can be seen swooping low in their hunt for food.
In the south-west of the county, Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve, owned by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, consists of 160 acres of wetland, some of which has been designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The reserve has several flooded gravel pits, dating back to late 19th century which are popular with visitors for the wildfowl and waterbird population. Completely wheelchair accessible, the reserve is the ideal place to appreciate not only the wildlife, but also the wildflowers and woodland which includes native species such as willow, alder and hawthorn.
Closer to home, is the Baytree Owl and Wildlife Centre, not far from Spalding. The centre’s impressive collection of over 40 species of wildlife includes owls and birds of prey, and it also works to promote the conservation of native British wildlife, with a successful breeding programme in place for the harvest mouse. With flying demonstrations and also a choice of experience sessions (these must be pre-booked) where visitors can fly owl or bird of prey species, the centre is a treat for the wildlife enthusiast.
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With plenty to see and do around Lincolnshire it’s the perfect holiday destination with a wide range of activities.
Located in the East Midlands, Lincolnshire is the second largest county in England, second only to Yorkshire. Offering a diversity of landscapes, Lincolnshire is the home of vast skies and rich farming land to the south of the county and miles of golden beaches to the east. Add to the mix a host of historical towns such as Stamford, and the beautiful cathedral city of Lincoln, and you begin to get a feel for this glorious county.