The National Trust is acquiring 2km of land along the Lincolnshire coast to create a new 30 hectare coastal nature reserve. The former golf course will be transformed into a haven for a variety of wildlife, especially uncommon migratory birds such as black-tailed godwit, spotted redshank and spoonbill along with breeding birds like snipe, lapwing and oystercatcher.
The vision for the new reserve is to provide a space where everyone can enjoy the benefits of nature. In summer, visitors will be able to enjoy the colours of yellow flag iris and purple loosestrife while hearing the calls of squadrons of avocet; and, in winter, people will be able to admire the grace of a whooper swans’ flight as they arrive from their summer breeding grounds in the sub-arctic.
The planned nature reserve is being made possible thanks to a generous donation from a supporter, who especially asked for the money to be invested in Lincolnshire, together with funds from the Neptune Coastline Campaign, the National Trust’s longest running appeal to support coastline projects. The project is designed to complement the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park, a 3,500ha area of coastline extending from Chapel Point in the south to Sandilands in the north, with coastal habitats including stunning sandy beaches, sand dunes and a series of grazing marshes and reedbeds that are important for wildlife. The National Trust is working in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, and East Lindsey District Council.
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