KKP team makes a difference at Summerseat

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Release date:  Fri, 13/10/2017 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  It was wonderful to see the our friends from Knight, Kavanagh and Page clearing some of the foliage from the ponds at Summerseat Nature Reserve today. It’s not the first time KKP have had a work day at the reserve and their “muscle” has been much appreciated on this beautiful hidden reserve managed by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside. read more...

MP James in environmental promise

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Release date:  Sat, 02/09/2017 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  Bury MP James Firth has promised his support for environmental issues in his constituency after visiting a Lancashire Wildlife Trust nature reserve. Mr Frith, who was voted in as Bury North Labour MP for the first time earlier this year, stressed that he was concerned and passionate about wildlife during his visit to the Summerseat reserve in his constituency. On his tour around the reserve, Mr Frith discussed his understanding of ecosystems, Natural Capital, climate change and how important the environment is in any Brexit talks. He also stressed the important role the en...

Selfish thieves destroy children’s wildlife trail

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Release date:  Sat, 26/08/2017 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  Tools and works of art have been stolen from one of our wonderful nature reserves. They were stolen by “selfish” and “heartless” thieves and we need local people to be more vigilant in catching the culprits. The latest theft of crafted benches at Little Woolden Moss, close to Cadishead, follows three raids on the reserve’s new children’s trail. The trail involves artists from the area creating works that reflect nature in that area. read more...

Muddy marvellous for families

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Release date:  Thu, 24/08/2017 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  Families flocked to take part in an exploration of the muddy bits of the Fylde Coast. Children and parents were asked to search for crabs, molluscs, lugworms and different kinds of shells on the beach at St Annes. The event was organised by The Lancashire Wildlife Trust and the Trust’s Kate Owen and Emily Parr were on hand to describe and explain some of the finds. Kate said: “We were lucky enough to find a live shell so we could show it burrowing into the sand. It is amazing how few people know that shells were actually living creatures that move, but our fa...

Pollution hits Kingfisher Trail

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Release date:  Fri, 21/04/2017 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  A pollution incident which has affected a 25-mile stretch of the River Irwell will have consequences for our Kingfisher Trail. The Environment Agency is investigating where the toxic chemicals came from after it hit a 25-mile stretch of the river from Rawtenstall to Manchester city centre. read more...

Fire threatens return of extinct butterfly

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Release date:  Wed, 19/04/2017 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  Arsonists are believed to be behind the devastation of one of the last few areas of lowland raised bog in Lancashire and put in jeopardy a project to restore a butterfly to the mossland where it has been extinct for more than 50 years. Three years ago the Large Heath butterfly was reintroduced to Heysham Moss as part of a joint project with Chester Zoo. The recent fire has swept across the Moss destroying much of the habitat that is currently supporting the establishing Large Heath colony. While many of the plants will recover slowly over the next few years it is a serio...

New £10 million fund to restore peatland

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Release date:  Tue, 18/04/2017 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  A £10 million grant scheme to restore England’s iconic peatlands has been launched by the Government. This is great new for our mosslands projects including Astley Moss, Little Woolden Moss, Cadishead Moss, Heysham Moss and Winmarleigh Moss. read more...

Trust supports Formby land transfer

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Release date:  Wed, 08/03/2017 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  The Lancashire Wildlife Trust has welcomed the potential transfer of 204 hectares of land on the Sefton Coast to the National Trust. Sefton Council has just published a formal notice considering the disposal of land to the northern and southern side of Lifeboat Road (Formby Point). In light of this, “positive conversations” have taken place regarding the transfer of land at Lifeboat Road and Ravenmeols from Sefton’s ownership to The National Trust. These dunes are home to some very rare wildlife including sand lizards, northern dune tiger beetles and the...

Early squirrel getting some TLC

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Release date:  Fri, 24/02/2017 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  A tiny red squirrel is recovering with Wildlife Trust officers after a traumatic start to its life. The four-week-old male squirrel was found on the forest floor at Ainsdale National Nature Reserve by Natural England volunteers. It is now safely in the hands of Rachel Miller, our Red Squirrel Field Officer. Rachel said: “He was on the ground, with a bloody nose, freezing cold and covered in lice. The first priority was to get him warmed up and then rehydrated. “After three days of TLC he now has a lot more energy and a good appetite. He weighed just 89g but n...

Vital volunteers needed to save our last red squirrels

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Release date:  Fri, 24/02/2017 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  The Wildlife Trusts are leading the largest ever recruitment drive for red squirrel volunteers. With the help of National Lottery funding, the Trusts aim to increase volunteer numbers from 500 to 5000 to save the UK’s last red squirrels. With the first of this year’s surveys of the endangered mammal due to start on 1st March, a new approach to the conservation of this charismatic species puts volunteers at the forefront of efforts to halt their decline. And this is vitally important with a red squirrel stronghold on the Sefton Coast, with reds being seen deeper int...