The aim of this blog is to explore the ecology and wildlife of Grantham, a little market town in Lincolnshire, known to most as a station which flies past on the east coast mainline or a little brown signpost off the A1.
I work as an ecologist which takes me all around the country (but mostly the midlands) surveying for protected species such as badgers, bats and great crested newts. Although I get to learn a lot about the ecology of these sites, this blog is to encourage me, as well as hopefully help others, to explore the wildlife closer to home. There are so many examples of interesting wildlife which you might just have to look a little closer to see. Or wildlife that you are used to seeing every day but have never considered from another angle.
I hope you will find this site interesting, find me on twitter (there’s a link at the side of this blog) if you would like to get in touch or if you have any interesting stories of Grantham wildlife to share.