Category: Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Casual Events Assistant

Casual Events Assistant
Closing date: Friday 18 January 2019HR
Fri, 14/12/2018 – 15:33
Salary: National Minimum WageBrockholes Nature Reserve has a vacancy for a Casual Events Assistant to join their Team. The successful candidate will be required to …

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Purchase Ledger Clerk
Closing date: Sunday 6 January 2019HR
Tue, 11/12/2018 – 14:26
Salary: £16,500 per annumWe require an enthusiastic and motivated full-time Purchase Ledger Clerk, on a six month fixed-term basis during the implementation of a new fi…

Development Manager

Development Manager
Closing date: Thursday 31 January 2019HR
Fri, 30/11/2018 – 10:30
Salary: £24,548 per annumWe want to build on the success of the HIVE at Moss Bank Park to develop a visitor attraction which becomes a sub-regional family destination …

Connecting to Nature

Connecting to Nature
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Wed, 07/11/2018 – 14:06

Projects

Connecting to Nature

Immersing the local community in nature

‘Connecting to Nature’ (sponsored by EDF Energy) offers more opportunities for the local community to enjoy the outdoors and discover the amazing wildlife that Morecambe Bay and Heysham Nature Reserve is home to.

Whether you want to take a quiet stroll around Heysham Nature Reserve, learn about the variety of wildlife or learn a new practical skill, the range of activities being run as part of ‘Connecting to Nature’ offer something for everyone to enjoy.

Through a mixture of family events, specialist training days, educational visits, Wildlife Watch Group sessions and volunteering opportunities, this project intends to increase awareness and use of Heysham Nature Reserve and the surrounding area.

EDF Energy and its predecessors have been working in partnership with Lancashire Wildlife Trust to offer a high-quality schools and community-based environmental awareness service for more than 20 years. In 2013 Heysham Power Station opened a new Visitor Centre where visitors can explore and learn about electricity, and since last year the Trust has been working with Centre staff to explore ways of joining forces to promote the wildlife haven that is owned by EDF Energy and lies just a stone’s throw away from the Power Station.

A little boy bug hunting with a net at Heysham Nature Reserve

Bird's-foot trefoil

Lee Schofield

Children pond dipping with a parent at Heysham Nature Reserve

A family finding their way around a walking trail at Heysham Nature Reserve

A spider immerging from a silk-covered ground burrow at Heysham Nature Reserve

A young girl pond-dipping at Heysham Nature Reserve

A large heath butterfly perched on a wildflower at Heysham Moss nature reserve

Alan Wright

A group of children and adults playing a game of Bug Bingo at Heysham Nature Reserve

What does the project hope to achieve?

We want to increase awareness of Heysham Nature Reserve and encourage first time visits from individuals and groups who might not necessarily visit a nature reserve at all. We want to show them just how accessible and fascinating the natural world really is.

Plans for the project also include the development of self-led trails and internet-based interpretation that everyone can follow. We also run Nature Tots sessions for locally based day nurseries and children’s centres.

Come and Connect to Nature!

Take a look at our What’s On section to find a fantastic range of events happening at Heysham Nature Reserve.

If you are interested in Early Years activities that will immerse your little ones in nature, take a look at our Nature Tots programme. Or, if your children are aged between 8 – 13 and want to get involved, check out our 2018 ‘Heysham Hedgehogs’ Wildlife Watch programme.

For up to date news about what’s going on at Heysham Nature Reserve, ‘Like’ our Facebook page.

A little girl with a magnifying glass she made at Nature Tots at Heysham Nature Reserve
Your thoughts

“Fantastic in every way! My granddaughter said, “lve had a fantastic day grandma!”

Contact us

Would you like to know more about the reserve, about our Connecting to Nature events or how to get to Heysham Nature Reserve? Don’t hesitate to contact our Project Officer, Emma Garston, using these details:

Tel: 01524 855030 
Mob: 07717 366812
Email: heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk

The logo of EDF Energy, our 'Connecting to Nature' sponsor for Heysham Nature Reserve

My Wild City Project Officer

My Wild City Project Officer
Closing date: Wednesday 31 October 2018HR
Mon, 08/10/2018 – 09:53
Salary: £18,084.04 per annumWe want to change the way we and communities in Manchester look at the biodiversity of the City forever. Do you have the drive, a…