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Cobden Farm Bed and Breakfast 2015-06-25 21:55:00

Some people have only plants in their garden. Ours has a nest of eggs hiding under a bush. Thank you, cheeky hen. Perhaps she'll hatch them.Cobden Farm B and B website

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Gull-billed Tern – Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire – 3rd July 2015

 Gull-billed Tern in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide.3x Spotted Redshank in full summer plumage...stunning1 of 2 Common LizardAfter visiting Exminster Marsh in Marsh twice in a day and missing the Gull-billed Tern twice, it was a sudden rush of adr...

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The return of the red-veins

Heysham ObsThese were a regular fixture at Middleton model boat pond for most of the 'noughties' but have been hard to find in recent years until today.  Janet texted me about the swan family having moved to the model boat pond and I suggested (as...

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Freshfield dune heath

35ha mixture of lowland dune heath, acidic grassland, woodland and scrub. The single largest lowland heath site in Lancashire. 17ha of dune heath comprise 9% of the national total of this very rare habitat. Heather, Sand Sedge, Wavy Hair-grass and Sheeps Fescue are the dominant vegetation but a number of other specialist plants occur, including Heath Grass, Heath Rush, Birds-foot, Heath Bedstraw and Narrow Buckler-fern. 250 plant species recorded. Gorse forms an integral part of the heathland landscape; willow scrub is scattered throughout. Woodland predominantly birch and pine. The ancient Wham Dyke drains the site, flowing inland into Downholland Brook. Grid ref. (SD298081)

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Broadgate Farm B & B and Caravan Site

300 acres of managed inland, which aside it's natural beauty is also home to much wildlife, including large populations of wading birds, including Lapwings, Curlews, Redshanks and Snipe. Close to Fair Snape Fell blanket bog and Beacon Fell Country Park.

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Forest of Bowland B and B Holiday accommodation in Lancashire

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