A new information panel at Dole Wood was unveiled this week just in time for the annual open day this Sunday at this Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust reserve noted for its spring display of bluebells.
Funding for the sign was raised by the Bourne Area Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, supported by a grant from Lincolnshire County Council. The sign was designed by Lincolnshire artist Sam Wilson, based at Gibraltar Point and erected by volunteers led by local reserves manager Dave Vandome.
Vin Fleming, chairman of the Bourne Area group, said: “By providing this sign we hope to give visitors to the wood, both new and old, more information about the history and wildlife of this fragment of ancient woodland which is rich in spring flowers such as bluebells, wood anemones and yellow archangel.”
The wood is open for quiet recreation all year round but it is at its best now. Visitors to the open day, which runs from 10.30am to 4.30pm, will be able to take guided walks around the woodland and relax afterwards with home-made cakes and other refreshments.
There will be stalls and childrens’ quiz trails. All proceeds from the day will go to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Please park on Obthorpe Lane to the south of Thurlby and walk up the track to the reserve.