Forgotten Past and Green Future of Chat Moss

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Date / Time Start date:  Wed, 13/12/2017 - 11:00am We will be running a guided walk around the beautiful peatland site, led by Lydia Dayes Carbon Landscape Access and Events Officer. We will be meeting at 11am at Irlam train station. Summary:  Come and explore the wonders of Chat Moss with a guided walk to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of Heritage Lottery Fund who provided dedicated funds to the project. Main image:  Booking details Booking required?:  No Admission charge:  No Audience:&...

Heath Farm Tree Planting

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Date / Time Start date:  Thu, 07/12/2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm City of Trees and the Bickershaw Project are hosting a tree planting day near Heath Farm. We will be meeting on site off Bracken Rd and will be re-panting any lost or damaged trees from the previous seasons planting session. Anyone is welcome and all tools and equipment will be provided. Hot refreshments will be provided but wear appropriate clothing and bring lunch if you are planning on coming for the whole day. Contact andy@cityoftrees.org.uk of hjeffreson@lancswt.org.uk for more details    Summary:  Come and join us for a day of maintaining young saplings planted last season and replacing old or damaged whips with fresh new saplings for the n...

Brockholes Conservation Intern

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Quick summary:  We need a reliable and enthusiastic individual with some prior experience of nature reserves and conservation volunteering. This internship is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your skills and gain that all important experience for a career in conservation. Brockholes Nature Reserve is offering an opportunity for a voluntary internship in the Reserve Team. This role will suit someone with prior experience of nature reserves and conservation volunteering, or with some existing estate skills and natural history knowledge, combined with a passion for wildlife conservation. The role offers the chance to gain valuable experience of nature conservation work which is key to establishing a career in this field. Learn more by reading the job description below. O...

Shoresearch Rocky Shore Survey

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Date / Time Start date:  Wed, 29/11/2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm What is Shoresearch? Shoresearch is a user-friendly and fun method of exploring the shore and recording the species and habitats found there. How does it work? We use 2 different survey methods... Timed Species Search A twenty minute search of an area of shore looking for a small number of key species. Using photo cards. This method creates useful, comparable data. (submitted to Marine Biology Association Shore Thing project) Walkover Survey Summary:  Join us at Half Moon Bay in Heysham as we explore the shore and record the amazing species we find. Main image:  Booki...

The Sefton Coast Talk

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Date / Time Start date:  Tue, 24/01/2017 - 7:30pm - Wed, 24/01/2018 - 7:30pm This is a Friends of Mere Sands Wood event, including their Annual General Meeting with a side talk about the Sefton Coast. A free indoor event. Summary:  A free indoor talk from experts at the Friends of Mere Sands Wood about the Sefton Coast as well as their Annual General Meeting. Come along and meet some like-minded people. Main image:  Booking details Booking required?:  No Admission charge:  No Audience:  ...

Marine Creatures of Morecambe Bay

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Date / Time Start date:  Thu, 15/02/2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm Fri, 16/02/2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm Sat, 17/02/2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm Come along and learn about the incredible creatures that live in our rockpools and buried under the sand and mud around Morecambe Bay and beneath the waves of the Irish Sea. An interactive workshop to watch how cockles burrow into the sand and get up close and personal to barnacles and mussels feeding under the microscope. This drop-in interactive workshop is held in the classroom next to the car park at Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham. Lancashire LA3 2UW   Summary:  Come and learn...

A Fond Farewell

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Release date:  Mon, 13/11/2017 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  A fond farewell to our Biodiverse Society Trainees and as their traineeship came to a close Johnny Pescod and Paul Jones tell us what they’ve been up to…. September has been the month of the office for the trainees, despite the occasional sunshine we’ve been snowed under with report writing. Our time has largely been occupied with site descriptions, management recommendations, and GIS mapping, leaving little occasion to get out and about as we approach the end of the traineeship. These impending deadlines did however present us with one opportunity – on the 1...
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Tree Planting with The Bickershaw Project

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Date / Time Start date:  Thu, 07/12/2017 - 10:00am - Thu, 14/12/2017 - 3:00pm This event is led by our partners Manchester City of Trees, and will involve community planting of new sapling trees of a range of species, to help improve wildlife habitats on a former coal mine.  Summary:  Come and join us and Manchester City of Trees to plant some new tree whips across a former colliery site. Get your wellies and gloves on and get outside, helping trees to thrive over the winter period to come! Main image:  Booking details Booking required?:  No Admission charge:&...

Forest School set to help 1000s more children

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Release date:  Fri, 10/11/2017 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  Lancashire Wildlife Trust have received a generous £116K from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, to deliver another year of their Forest School Project across Manchester and Liverpool. The project is aimed at reconnecting urban children back with nature and wildlife through bushcraft activities at weekly sessions. Senior Forest School Project Officer Vicki McDermott said, "We are really excited to be continuing our fantastic Forest School work across Manchester and Liverpool. We have an amazing opportunity to offer this unique experience to more children, young pe...

One Man Dedicates his Life to Saving the Red Admiral

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Release date:  Thu, 09/11/2017 (All day) Main image:  Summary:  David Barnes, Kingfisher Trial Volunteer attended Ray Sandiford's talk on how he's been trying to save the Red admiral butterfly for most of his life. David gives an overview of Ray's work below. Ray Sandiford has had a lifelong passion for butterflies, having managed the Butterfly House in Queens Park and producing the film 'The Life Cycle of the Red Admiral'. He is both a valued volunteer for the Trust and an expert in butterfly conservation. Ray started his talk at the ERC in Bolton around the causes of the decline for butterflies, of which Ray...