Help us to survey bees

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Release date:  Tue, 22/05/2018 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  If you like to learn more about the amazing numbers of bees we have in East Lancashire, you can join our Plan Bee Expert Ben Hargreaves on one of his surveys this summer. Ben has already surveyed Hameldon Hill in Burnley with promising results and is keen to return there. Over the past few years the surveys have been popular with nature enthusiasts and Ben has a great knowledge of the bees he meets. Provisional date (all dependent on the weather) are as follows: • Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17 - Areas around Oswaldtwistle Moor and Priestley Clough - higher g...

Go wild in June and help nature

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Release date:  Thu, 17/05/2018 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  A campaign to get everyone to spend every day in June doing something wild is set to be bigger and better than ever. Last year more than 2,000 people in the North West took part in 30 Days Wild, doing something nature-focused every day in June. They were joined by tens of thousands of people across the UK. The Wildlife Trusts introduced 30 Days Wild three years ago to encourage people to become more involved with the environment. read more...

Colliery’s new life for people and nature

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Release date:  Wed, 16/05/2018 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  A former colliery is part of a plan to attract more people to green spaces in Salford. Ashtons Field, in Little Hulton, has already been transformed from its industrial past to a green area for local people. Now those people will be encouraged to make the area more attractive for other visitors including wildlife. read more...

Plan to tackle Foxhill Bank’s dog dirt problem

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Release date:  Thu, 10/05/2018 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  A popular nature reserve is becoming a no-go area for wildlife lovers because of irresponsible dog walkers. Foxhill Bank, in Oswaldtwistle, has such a serious problem with dog fouling that volunteers are shunning working there because of concerns for their health. However, The Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Hyndburn Council have a plan to tackle the problem with the help of responsible visitors to the reserve. This will mean rewards and advice for good dog owners and more vigilance to stop bad owners spoiling the tranquil urban reserve for other people. read more...

National Hedgehog Week

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Release date:  Sun, 06/05/2018 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  Hedgehogs are needlessly dying across Lancashire and need our help more than ever before. To mark Hedgehog Awareness Week 2018 (May 6-12) The Lancashire Wildlife Trust is raising awareness of the plight of our prickly friends and sharing ways in which you can help to save these harmless creatures. read more...

#ActSwiftly

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Sub title:  You chance to inflence Government Banner Banner image:  Summary:  If we could see like a swift we could see how farming and planning policies affect our countryside and our wildlife. Swifts fly thousands of miles each spring to arrive back in the UK as the weather warms up. But looking down below things have changed - our landscape has more and bigger towns and cities and intensive agriculture saw thousands of miles of hedgerows disappear. And this hit nature hard – hedgehog numbers plummeted from millions in the UK to less than 800,000 and many species of bird tumbled, birds of prey, sparrows, willow tits and twite ...
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Epic mystery of Lancashire’s willow tits

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Release date:  Wed, 11/04/2018 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  The discovery of Britain’s most endangered small bird on two nature reserves in Preston has delighted conservationists. After a decline of more than 90 per cent in 15 years the willow tit has been described as Lancashire’s Siberian tiger. However, Wigan and South Lancashire is where hopes of a revival of this remarkable tiny bird are the highest. In recent years, willow tits have appeared in woodland at Brockholes and at the nearby Fishwick Bottoms Local Nature Reserve near the Ribble at Preston. read more...

Act swiftly to save our wildlife

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Release date:  Sat, 07/04/2018 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  Wildlife in Lancashire has been deeply affected by housing development and agricultural planning for 100 years. Houses, factories and roads swept across important areas for wildlife and hedgerows disappeared as fields grew to cope with intensive farming, as populations grew along with the need to feed them. And this hit nature hard – hedgehog numbers plummeted from millions in the UK to less than 800,000 and many species of bird tumbled, birds of prey, sparrows, willow tits and twite saw populations fall dangerously in the North West. Now, we are asking nature love...

Seal pup rescued from beach

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Release date:  Fri, 26/01/2018 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  The Living Seas team was involved in the rescue of a grey seal pup on the beach at Cleveleys today. The pup was spotted in the morning by a dog walker, who called the Wyre Ranger Service. They told LWT’s Assistant Marine Community Engagement Officer Emily Parr and Fylde Sand Dunes Project Community Engagement Officer Kate Owen. Kate has experience working with grey seals at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. Emily said: “We could see the seal was lying on the sand, clearly exhausted with respiratory issues. It was coughing up some mucus so we were worried about i...

Help the Mayor make Manchester green

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Release date:  Wed, 17/01/2018 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has announced his ambitions for making Greater Manchester one of the leading green cities in Europe. To help realise these ambitions, he called for a landmark Green Summit, which is being held on Wednesday, March 21. The summit will bring together environmental experts, interest groups, partner agencies, academics and local people together to establish a Green Charter, accelerate Greater Manchester’s green ambitions and explore the earliest possible milestones for achieving carbon neutrality. read more...