Your guide Steve Lovell is Lincoln born and bred and has lived the vast majority of his life there . He is a keen birder and all round naturalist . In his career he has specialised designing and creating gardens that are both wildlife and human friendly . He is a qualified Adult Education Tutor and has taught locally and given talks to various groups throughout the country. He is a regular guest speaker at the British Wildlife watching Club (BWWC ) at Grantown on Spey in Scotland as well as leading guests on nature walks . He lectures at the British Birdwatching Fair at Rutland Water. He is also a cruise ship speaker for Peel talent.
NORFOLK – A New Year Winter Birds Special
Sunday 9th to Thursday 13th January 2022
Norfolk is probably the premier birdwatching destination in the country - MORE INFORMATION
SPRING on the SOMERSET LEVELS and the COASTAL MARSHES.
8th – 13th MAY 2022
NORFOLK – A New Year Winter Birds Special
Thursday 26th to Tuesday 31st January 2023. - 5 Nights SOLD OUT
Norfolk is probably the premier birdwatching destination in the country, it is just incredible whatever the season. What it lacks in species in the winter it makes up for in incredible numbers.
HAMPSHIRE - Terning from Warblers to Cuckoos
Birding in East Hampshire and East Sussex. With a selection of sites covering reedbed, estuary, woodland and saltmarsh habitats all with migration in full swing at this time of the year, a wide range of species is assured.
April 22nd to 26th
SPRINGTIME in LINCOLNSHIRE with ANCIENT FORESTS, REEDBEDS and SEABIRD CLIFFS.
9th to 14th May 2023 - 5 Nights SOLD OUT
Let us introduce you to LINCOLNSHIRE and a couple of its neighbouring counties at its peak time in spring. In our home county wader migration will be in full swing at the RSPB flagship reserve at Frampton Marsh. Just over the border at Langford in Nottinghamshire there is an opportunity to see / hear up to 10 species of Warbler on a single site with Bitterns and Hobbies also around. Just a little further afield is the ancient Sherwood Forest and Budby Common, two very differing habitats.
SCOTLAND - A late Summer Wildlife Spectacular - SOLD OUT
25th September to 3rd October
Join us on a best of Scotland Wildlife experience, in late Summer whilst the weather is still warm join the tour at Inverness, where we will then travel to spend a couple of nights at Ullapool, out on a boat charter to see cetaceans and seabirds. We will also look for otters and various birds around the area.
Autumn in Speyside- The very best of the Highlands in the Autumn - SOLD OUT
15th to 22nd October
Join Steve Lovell of Greenspaces on an unforgettable tour of Speyside and beyond. It is a truly magical time of the year in the highlands with varied opportunities to see Red Deer, Red Squirrels, Crested Tits, Eagles, Dolphins, Pine Martens, waders and waterfowl. All of this in amazing scenery within a kaleidoscope of colours. It is also changeover time with lots of our winter visitors arriving from northern climes particularly waterfowl and a host of others.
Somerset Levels in the Winter - Reedbeds, Murmuration’s and Long Legged Lovelies SPACES AVAILABLE
21st to 26th November
What an incredible place, we return here time and time again, winter gives a completely different show to our spring tours. Starlings by the Million, Cranes, Waterfowl everywhere, joined by a long legged and long beaked support class. Days may be shorter but the birding is truly astonishing. We will also get out to Steart Marshes for the incoming high tide, enjoying the waders as they transfer to their roosts.
Just to say how much we enjoyed our Speyside / Cairngorms / Moray Coast wildlife trip with you (October 2018). Thank you for looking after us so well. We had a Wonderful week in Scotland with you as our guide. We experienced such a wide range of habitats including mountains, forests, moorland lochs and the shoreline that it is difficult to choose a favourite.
I feel particularly priveleged to have see the grouse lec; golden and white tailed sea eagles; pine martens ; red squirrels; red deer and an incredible display of diving gannets. Your expertise on the wildlife of Speyside and the surrounding area gave us an unforgettable holiday. We hope to join you again on another trip in 2019.
Feel free to quote us, your trips are the best.
Richard and Hazel.
Autumn in Speyside October 2019
Thanks for introducing me to such a wonderful area and opening up a wonderful world of birds and wildlife.
Your passion and enthusiasm is infectious.
Thanks for looking after us so well.
Thanks for a memorable trip, great passion, excitement and attention to detail. See you soon in Solway or Bridgewater.
Thank you so much for a fabulous holidaywith wonderful sightings and great company – I feel refreshed !
Thank you so much for sharing your love of Speyside and all things wild with us.
This is just a short note to thank you and Elaine for the most enjoyable week on Speyside and the Moray coast. You make a great team, with complimentary skills that ensure we could see a wide variety of wildlife and our creature comforts were well served!
As you probably could see from our feedback forms, Kate and I enjoyed every minute of the tour. We do not exaggerate, we thought the attention to detail was excellent and the overall planning and execution outstanding. The size of the group was a particular strength as we had plenty of room in the van and we were able to get to know each other quickly.
I was particularly grateful that you were able to accommodate my mobility limitations. I felt I was able to see all that I wanted and was not holding back the rest of the group. To be able to sit in the sunshine at the start of the trail was refreshing - slow birding!
Miles and Kate.
Just a quick note to say thanks very much for guiding Simon and myself yesterday. We both really enjoyed the day and I'm feeling educated. I can't believe I've added so many species to my 'list' - my 'I-spy' book is looking much more impressive now.
Not sure how you arranged the aerial display by the Ospreys but we both enjoyed it anyway!
Goes without saying, 5 star rating for the lunch.
Lawrence - Rutland Water Daytrip.
Just a message to say thank you very much for your talk today. It was really interesting and so different from our own English climate, flora and fauna. Oh to be there right now! There were lots of positive comments saying how much people had enjoyed the talk and memories of some of the places visited.
Good luch moving forward with your talks, courses and holidays...and well done for saving the day!
All the best
STEVE KNOWS HIS SUBJECT AND GOES THE EXTRA MILE TO MAKE SURE WE SEE THE BIRDS OR ANIMALS AT THE RESERVES.
STEVE AND ELAINE WERE FABULOUS HOSTS AND COULD NOT HAVE DONE ANYMORE FOR US, THIS WAS NOT MY FIRST TRIPAND WILL NOT BE MY LAST.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !
Jane S - Somerset Levels, spring 2022
Steve, you went above and beyond our expectation for our birding trip, you were a great host and companion for our week in Lincolnshire showing us the very best of the area, we loved the taste of Lincolnshire packed lunch .
Mr and Mrs Jordan - Tailor Made Lincolnshire April 2022.
Excellent , comprehensive and very knowledgeable and always given with generosity and kindness. A safe pair of hands to guide us, Steve went that extra mile again and again in terms of what he brought to the experience.
Thankyou Steve and Elaine.
Roz Oliver - Springtime in Lincolnshire 2023
A well researched trip offering a wide range of different habitats with good facilities, which was beyond what I expected. Steve goes above and beyond to make sure his guests see all the species that are encountered.
Too many Highlights to list here !
Jane B - Norfolk in Winter 2023.
Thankyou , it was brilliant in every way, I have taken away such amazing memories. It’s the camaraderie and humour that really stand out. We had great fun but we were enlightened about nature.
Steve and elaine you always went above and beyond for us.
Sally - Autumn in Speyside 2022
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