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Learning to fly

Posted on - In Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Release date: 
Tue, 19/06/2018 (All day)
Main image: 
Pied wagtail and fledgling by Alan Wright
Summary: 
I cannot think of a better way to spend Day 19 of 30 Days Wild than learning how to fly like a pied wagtail.

Of course, being a human without the benefit of having wings, this is something I am unlikely to do in the present technological climate.

So the next best thing is watching a fledgling pied wagtail learning to fly like a pied wagtail.

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Wild cooking blog – elderflower cordial

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Release date: 
Mon, 18/06/2018 (All day)
Main image: 
Elderflowers
Summary: 
Who could refuse this fragrant and refreshing drink on a warm summers day? Elderflower cordial is the perfect addition to summery drinks, the flavours pairing perfectly with fruit and citrus flavours.

And the fact that you made it yourself, outside, from freshly picked elderflowers? Surely this will be the star of any picnic or BBQ and the perfect way to make your June a little bit wild…

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Mind your peas…

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Release date: 
Sun, 17/06/2018 (All day)
Main image: 
Bird's-foot-trefoil Phil Reddell
Summary: 
Does anyone else remember being told to mind their p’s and q’s when they were little and never really knowing what it meant?

 If that rings true, then you’re not alone. Having done a little google digging, there’s a nod to being careful about your manners but the real meaning of either the P or the Q is lost in the mists of time.

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Clouds are easier to swallow

Posted on - In Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Release date: 
Sat, 16/06/2018 (All day)
Main image: 
Swallow on house by Alan Wright
Summary: 
When I woke up this morning the weather seemed heavy and a bit . . . well . . . dreary for June.

That type of low cloud, with a threat of rain, is not all bad news because it means there are lots and lots of swallows displaying.

The low cloud pushes insects down to just above our meadows and mosses, so swallows and martins are pretty much searching at our eye level.

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Forest School footprints

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Release date: 
Fri, 15/06/2018 (All day)
Main image: 
Forest school by Molly Toal
Summary: 
My forest school group on a Friday love playing in the mud and leaving handprints on the trees when they come to forest school. So today, for 30 Days Wild, we made mud flags and learned about animal tracks.

Animal tracking is a useful skill to have if you want to see or photograph animals, or if you're just interested in learning more about the creatures with whom you share a habitat.

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A Guided Walk on Warton Crag

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Tue, 03/07/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Time details: 
Meet at 2pm in the county council quarry car park, Crag Road, Warton, LA5 9RB.

This free ecology/natural history walk is a great chance to learn more about the habitat management work we're up to on-site.

The walk will last around two hours and takes in some steep and stony paths, so please wear suitable boots. Unfortunately no dogs are allowed.

Please book by phone.

Summary: 
Join Lancashire Wildlife Trust staff to learn more about woodland management across Warton Crag for some of Britain’s rarest butterflies and moths.
Main image: 
A rare pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly on a twig
Booking details
Booking required?: 
Yes
Admission charge: 
No
Audience: 
Adults
Joining instructions: 
<p> Please book by phone or email.</p>
Contact name: 
Stephen Ryder
Contact number: 
01524 855030
Contact email: 
sryder@lancswt.org.uk
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
Not suitable for people with limited mobility
Wheelchair: 
Not suitable for wheelchair users
Dogs: 
No – No dogs please
Address
Location: 
Crag Road
County: 
Lancaster
Postcode: 
LA5 9RB
Town: 
Warton

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Green Space Challenges with our Men in Sheds groups

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Release date: 
Wed, 13/06/2018 (All day)
Main image: 
Men in Sheds participants at Mere Sands Wood nature reserve
Summary: 
How a few men are making a huge difference for wildlife and their local community whilst also improving their health and wellbeing.

Men in Sheds is part of the Myplace ecotherapy project delivered by Lancashire Wildlife Trust in partnership with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.


Ecotherapy involves reconnecting people with the outdoors in order to improve their health and wellbeing. But this project can also be beneficial for the natural environment as more and more people are being empowered to take action for their green spaces.

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Who’s been snuffling at my camera?

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Release date: 
Thu, 14/06/2018 (All day)
Main image: 
The badgers ghostly face by Charlotte Varela
Summary: 
When my boyfriend, Matt, and I set our camera trap it seemed like a good idea to leave it somewhere as inaccessible as possible.

Now, a miserable spell of rain meant the high bank we scaled a week earlier was even thornier and ten times muddier than before.

After almost losing a welly we made it to the top and, thank God, the camera was still in one piece. But only just. There were scratches on the case and muddy smudges on the lens – someone had been having a good old sniff at this strange new feature in its territory.

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Get your team out for 30 Days Wild

Posted on - In Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Release date: 
Wed, 13/06/2018 (All day)
Main image: 
The marketing team at Warton Crag by Alan Wright
Summary: 
The 30 Days Wild Challenge is not all about doing things as individuals, you can get your friends and work colleagues to join in too.

Schools, businesses,sports and social clubs are all participating in our challenge to get everyone to do something wild every day in June.

So far some 68,000 have signed up for the challenge across the UK and that includes a bumper 3,500 in our region - nearly 500 more than 2017.

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Catering Supervisor (Moss Bank Park)

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Quick summary: 
The Lancashire Wildlife Trust is seeking a proactive and customer focused Catering Supervisor to join a newly created catering team to deliver exceptional customer service all day, every day.

Hours of work: 29.5 hours per week during April – September
                          21.5 hours per week during October - March

Location: Moss Bank Park, Bolton

 

Job reference: 
CSBolton
Salary: 
£16,320 per annum pro rata
Closing date: 
Sun, 24/06/2018 (All day)
Location: 
Moss Bank Park, Bolton

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