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There are many ways you can make a real difference, below are just some projects and activities you can do and get involved with.

North of England Hen Harrier Community Consultation

This consultation wants to find out what people think of hen harriers, how they ‘relate’ to them and to determine the level of support for possible future public engagement activities with the species. One of the objectives of the work is to examine how future public engagement activities (e.g. guided walks, viewing opportunities, education programmes, web-cams and interpretation materials) relating to hen harriers might, or might not, be developed. The consultation is exploring how various organisations might better involve and engage people with these birds, within the context of communities, in three areas of northern England: north Tynedale, Northumberland; the Geltsdale area (south of Brampton), Cumbria; and, the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire. This consultation is being conducted by independent consultants, ‘Glead Ecological & Environmental Services’ (GEES) and has been commissioned by the RSPB, with support from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. If you have views relating to hen harriers – and if you are over 18 – then you can email them to


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The Lancashire Environment Record Network is the 'local environmental record centre' for the county of Lancashire.


RSPB Near You

Lets you see, in one convenient place, everything that the RSPB has to offer in your local area.


BBC Breathing Places

You can search by post code for events near you. Also you can post events you are running on the site


Lancashire Countryside Service

Part-time and volunteer ranger service.

Lancashire Countryside Service

Friends of Beacon Fell Country Park

Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Working on reserves, taking part in surveys, helping with fundraising and campaigning for wildlife.

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside

Lancashire Biodiversity Partnership

Lancashire Biodiversity Partnership

Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Volunteering work can include teaching school groups, staffing the information desk, greeting visitors, being a ‘guide in the hide’, patrol wardening, grounds maintenance and gardening.

Martin Mere Wetland Centre


Take part in the RSPB's 'Homes for Wildlife' project to help you to improve your garden for wildlife.


You can register the area where you live as a 'Wildsquare' and get lots of seasonal resources for children to take out to look for and record the wildlife there.


The Forest of Bowland A O N B

Opportunities for volunteering in and around the Forest of Bowland. If you are an employer who is looking for a team building event with an environmental theme then the AONB can organise this.

The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Garden for wildlife PDF leaflets from Natural England

Birds And Your Garden

Reptiles In Your Garden

Amphibians In Your Garden

Garden Ponds And Boggy Areas

Dragonflies And Damselflies In Your Garden

Minibeasts In Your Garden

Help save the bumblebee

Enjoying Moths And Butterflies In Your Garden

Focus On Bats

Mammals In Your Garden

Plants For Wildlife Friendly Gardens

Garden Wildflower Meadows

Composting And Peat-Free Gardening

Wildlife On Allotments

Living Roofs

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