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Celebrations in order for our volunteers

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Release date: 
Mon, 16/10/2017 (All day)
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Summary: 
Once a year we get together with many of our volunteers, for an annual volunteer conference and awards ceremony as a way of saying thank you to all our amazing and dedicated supporters. This year saw Graham Harvey as a keynote speaker, with wise words around mob grazing and deep rooted herb farming benefits.

Morning introductions began with a short networking period with projects from across the region showcasing their achievements due to the help of so many volunteers.

Graham Harvey gave an incredible overview of farming through the ages, with many in the audience nodding their heads in agreement of his opinions. An award-winning author, agricultural story editor to BBC Radio 4 series ‘The Archers’ and author of The Killing of the Countryside and The Carbon Fields.

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KKP team makes a difference at Summerseat

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Release date: 
Fri, 13/10/2017 (All day)
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KKP team at Summerseat
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.

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Rockpool Horror Show

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Prepare to be mystified by the intriguing lives of the creatures we discover, during an afternoon of rock pooling!

Wear waterproofs and wellies or other sturdy footwear as it can be slippery under foot!
 

Meet on the beach at Half Moon Bay, Heysham, LA3 2QH. (Free car parking off Smithy Lane).
 

Summary: 
Come along to the Rockpool Horror show as we explore the weird and wonderful rock pools of Half Moon Bay, Heysham.
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Booking details
Booking required?: 
No
Admission charge: 
No
Audience: 
All
Contact name: 
Emily Parr
Contact number: 
07734 301320
Contact email: 
eparr@lancswt.org.uk
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Not suitable for wheelchair users
Location
Meeting place: 
Half Moon Bay Beach, Heysham, Lancashire, LA3 2XY

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Rockpool Horror Show

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Prepare to be mystified by the intriguing lives of the creatures we discover, during an afternoon of rock pooling!

Wear waterproofs and wellies or other sturdy footwear as it can be slippery under foot!
 

Meet on the beach at Half Moon Bay, Heysham, LA3 2QH. (Free car parking off Smithy Lane).
 

Summary: 
Come along to the Rockpool Horror show as we explore the weird and wonderful rock pools of Half Moon Bay, Heysham.
Main image: 
Booking details
Booking required?: 
No
Admission charge: 
No
Audience: 
All
Contact name: 
Emily Parr
Contact number: 
07734 301320
Contact email: 
eparr@lancswt.org.uk
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Not suitable for wheelchair users
Location
Meeting place: 
Half Moon Bay Beach, Heysham, Lancashire, LA3 2XY

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Mud Dipping Horrors

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Tue, 31/10/2017 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

We will be digging around on the beach to find all sorts of hidden animals, such as worms, shrimps, snails and fascinating shells which can bury themselves! The mud, which feeds the wading birds of the Ribble estuary, will be full of life for us to discover!

Wear waterproofs and wellies (as you may get muddy!)

We will meet on the car park by the beach terrace café and make our way onto the beach together.

We will also be running a Halloween themed sand sculpture competition, with prizes!

 

Summary: 
Join us on Halloween as we discover the mysterious creatures living within the mud of St Annes.
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Booking details
Booking required?: 
No
Admission charge: 
No
Audience: 
All
Contact name: 
Emily Parr
Contact number: 
07734 301320
Contact email: 
eparr@lancswt.org.uk
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Not suitable for wheelchair users
Location
Meeting place: 
Beach Terrace Cafe, Fairhaven Rd, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1NW

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Mud Dipping Horrors

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Tue, 31/10/2017 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

We will be digging around on the beach to find all sorts of hidden animals, such as worms, shrimps, snails and fascinating shells which can bury themselves! The mud, which feeds the wading birds of the Ribble estuary, will be full of life for us to discover!

Wear waterproofs and wellies (as you may get muddy!)

We will meet on the car park by the beach terrace café and make our way onto the beach together.

We will also be running a Halloween themed sand sculpture competition, with prizes!

 

Summary: 
Join us on Halloween as we discover the mysterious creatures living within the mud of St Annes.
Main image: 
Booking details
Booking required?: 
No
Admission charge: 
No
Audience: 
All
Contact name: 
Emily Parr
Contact number: 
07734 301320
Contact email: 
eparr@lancswt.org.uk
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Not suitable for wheelchair users
Location
Meeting place: 
Beach Terrace Cafe, Fairhaven Rd, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1NW

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Practical Conservation Day: Warton Crag Nature Reserve

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Thu, 30/11/2017 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Thu, 07/12/2017 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Thu, 14/12/2017 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Thu, 18/01/2018 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Thu, 25/01/2018 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Thu, 15/02/2018 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Thu, 22/02/2018 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Thu, 08/03/2018 - 9:30am - 3:00pm

Warton Crag Nature Reserve is one of our nationally important areas of limestone habitat including grassland, woodland and limestone pavement, which supports some of Britain's rarest butterflies, including Peal Bordered Fritillary and High Brown Fritillary, as well as an array of other rare invertebrates and plants.

We need your help with maintaing the landscape so that it's appropriate for butterflies to thrive in.

Summary: 
Warton Crag Butterflies need your help in maintaining the landscape!
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Booking details
Booking required?: 
No
Admission charge: 
No
Audience: 
Adults
Contact name: 
Stephen Ryder
Contact number: 
01524 855030
Contact email: 
sryder@lancswt.org.uk
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance
What to bring?: 
Bring stout footwear, waterproofs and packed lunch, please note this is not a suitable activity for young children.
Address
Location: 
Meet at Large Quarry Car Park, Warton Crag, Crag Rd
County: 
Lancashire
Postcode: 
LA5 9RB
Grid ref: 
SD492 724
Town: 
Warton

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Training our future ecologists

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Release date: 
Thu, 05/10/2017 (All day)
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Summary: 
Mark Pritchard, a My Biodiverse Society Trainee updates us on what the team's been up to over the last few months, including moth identification, phase 1 habitat surveying, and searching for invasive marine species and more.

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New report links volunteering in nature with better mental health

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Release date: 
Tue, 03/10/2017 (All day)
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Summary: 
Research shows that there was a positive impact on two-thirds of participants engaging with Wildlife Trust projects.

Today The Wildlife Trusts publish a new report which examines the effects of volunteering in nature on people’s mental health. The study was carried out by the University of Essex and found:

• 95% of participants who were identified as having poor levels of mental health at the start, reported an improvement in 6 weeks, which increased further over 12 weeks

• The mental wellbeing of more than two-thirds (69%) of all participants had improved after just 6 weeks.

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Beach Clean at North Beach, St Annes

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Thu, 02/11/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

We will be cleaning St Annes’ North Beach and Sand Dunes, alongside LOVEmyBEACH.

A great chance to remove litter from the coastline and help tackle the marine plastic pollution issues, whilst getting some fresh air and making new friends. You will also have the chance to learn about the fascinating marine life of the Irish Sea and all about our wonderful sand dunes.

Meet in North Beach Car Park, by the Coastguard Station (please note this is NOT the car park by the pier – but is closer to Blackpool).

Summary: 
Join us on a beach clean to show some love to our coastline and tackle plastic pollution.
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Booking details
Booking required?: 
No
Admission charge: 
No
Audience: 
All
Contact name: 
Emily Parr
Contact number: 
07734 301320
Contact email: 
eparr@lancswt.org.uk
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance
Address
Location: 
North Beach Car Park,
County: 
Lancashire
Postcode: 
FY8 2TR
Town: 
Lytham, St Annes

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