Since the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown began Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust has been worked tirelessly to ensure that essential activities continue to happen and that nature reserves remain open for people to visit. One unexpected consequence of the lockdown was the appearance of a pair of cranes at Willow Tree Fen nature reserve. The pair successfully reared a chick – the first to be born in Lincolnshire for 400 years.
Paul Learoyd, Chief Executive at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust said: “Thanks to the National Lottery and its players we can fund changes to the visitor infrastructure at Willow Tree Fen to help ensure that the cranes are not disturbed when they hopefully return next year. The funding will also help us invest in the Trust’s IT systems, making them more resilient."