North Lancashire Wildlife Group
(formerly North Lancashire Naturalists)

Meetings

Who we are

The Group is a local group of the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester &  N. Merseyside, primarily for members living in the Lancaster City Council District and immediately adjacent areas of Lancashire, South Cumbria and North Yorkshire. Meetings are open to all members of the Wildlife Trust. If you are not already a member, come along to a few meetings and, if you like what we do, join us. The Committee coordinates all the work of the Group and, in particular, arranges meetings, field outings, recording sessions, working parties on local reserves and the production of the annual Newsletter. The Recorders receive and collate records to help conserve interesting sites, to monitor changing numbers and distribution of species and to contribute to national recording schemes.
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Our Meetings

All indoor meetings ar held on the second Friday of the month from September until March, from 7:30pm at the Chuch of the Ascension, Michaelson Avenue, Torrisholme, LA4 6RH.  (the Hall is in Michaelson Avenue, first left off Lancaster Road between The Shrimp Roundabout and Torrisholme)
There is a a charge of £2 including light refreshments.



Summer Programme

Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear are recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs.
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Event Name

Date

& Time

Event Location

& Meeting Point

Description of Event

Cost

What to Bring

How to Book /

Contact Details

A Spring Walk on Warton Crag

April 22

Saturday

10.30am

Meet in the large (top) quarry car park.

Grid Ref. SD491724

A guided walk looking at the flora and fauna to be found on the Crag at this time of year.

Donations to LWT welcome

Bring a packed lunch. Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended

Some steep paths.

For more information and to confirm attendance contact Barbara Crooks (01524 422110)

Lancaster Green Spaces Walk

May 21

Sunday

10.00am - 3.30pm

Meet in Kingsway riverside car park (opposite big orange building).

Grid Ref. SD481624

A guided walk connecting several green spaces and green corridors looking at the flora and fauna to be found. This is an easy, 5 mile, traffic-free walk (apart from initial street walking to leave the city centre).

Donations to LWT welcome

Bring a packed lunch. Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended. Binoculars would be useful.

For more information and to confirm attendance contact Rob Zloch (07767 797797)

Myers Allotment, Silverdale

June 8

Thursday

10.45am

Meet in Leighton Moss RSPB car park.

Grid Ref. SD476750

A guided walk around Myers Allotment by Anne Smith and Mike Bloomfield, looking at the flora and fauna and learning about the conservation work carried out there.

Donations to Butterfly Conservation welcome

Bring a packed lunch. Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended

For more information and to confirm attendance contact Barbara Crooks (01524 422110)

Fairfield Meeting

June 9

Friday

7.00pm

Meet at the entrance near Sunnyside Lane where some parking is available.

Grid Ref. SD469613

An evening meeting. Lichen and invertebrate bioblitz.

Donations to the Fairfield Assoc. welcome

Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended

For more information and to confirm attendance contact Chris Workman (01524 67326)

Heysham Moss

June 30

Friday

1.00pm

Meet, and parking, on Meldon Road.

Grid Ref. SD421613

A walk around Heysham Moss SSSI looking at the flora and fauna, possibly including the Large Heath butterfly.

Donations to LWT welcome

Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended

For more information and to confirm attendance contact Barbara Crooks (01524 422110)

Birk Bank, Clougha

July 22

Saturday

10.30am

Meet in Rigg Lane car park.

Grid Ref. SD526604

A guided walk looking at the flora and fauna to be found in the varied habitats of this disused quarry area.

Donations to LWT welcome

Bring a packed lunch. Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended

For more information and to confirm attendance contact Linda Renshaw (01524 733036)




Event Name

Date

& Time

Event Location

& Meeting Point

Description of Event

Cost

What to Bring

How to Book /

Contact Details

Garden Bioblitz, near Quernmore

August 12

Saturday

1.30pm

Road parking at Fell Acre, Littlefell Lane, near the junction with Langthwaite Road.

Grid Ref. SD505595

A survey of this large garden area overlooking Quernmore. A moth trap will be set the night before, weather permitting.

Donations to LWT welcome

Suitable clothing and footwear for a garden and long grass.

For more information and to confirm attendance contact Chris Workman (01524 67326)

Fungus Foray

September 23

Saturday

10.30am

Meet, and parking, on Borwick Road. Gravel layby at the side of the road or verge parking.

Grid Ref. SD551708

A Fungus Foray at Lords Lot, near Over Kellet - a site known for its number and variety of fungi. This event will be led by members of the North West Fungus Group.

Donations to NWFG welcome

Bring a packed lunch. Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended

For more information and to confirm attendance contact Rob Zloch (07767 797797)

Events at Heysham Nature Reserve

Contact Emma Garston
    Tel: 01524 855030
    heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk

Heysham’s Family Herb Walk - Saturday 27th May
If you would like to learn more about your local herbs, why not come along to the Heysham Nature Reserve to join Veda West a local Medical Herbalist to see, feel, smell and touch the plants. She will help you understand the history, medicinal properties and healing powers of the various herbs on site.  Please note the ground is uneven and we will be walking approx 1 mile. Booking required. This event is free.
Time:  1.00 – 3.00 pm
Contact: heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk, 01524 855030 or 07717 366812 to book or for more info.
Location: Meet in the car park, Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham LA3 2UW

Nature Tuesday’s Wild Days - Tuesday 30th May
Join us for an open afternoon of activities to explore the wild corners of the reserve with guided and self-guided activities outside and indoor fun. So whatever the weather come along and get stuck in to discover more about local wildlife!  No booking required. Free event.
Time: 12.30 – 3.00 pm
Contact: Heysham Power Station Visitor Centre on 01524 868451 or heyshamvisitorcentre@edf-energy.com or all information.
Location: Park at Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham LA3 2UW

Heysham Nature Reserve Wild Adventure Open Day - Thursday 1st June
Why not join us for our open day here at the Reserve. We have a variety of activities to get involved in and explore by taking part in guided and self-led trails, or explore our woodland area to use craft tools to create something woody. Sit down for refreshments whilst the younger children get involved in crafts or be creative and use natural materials to develop art. Free event.
Time: Noon – 4.00 pm
Contact: heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk, 01524 855030 or 07717 366812 for all information.
Location: Meet at Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham LA3 2UW, once you arrive, follow directions to park.

Heysham Nature Reserve’s Bioblitz - Saturday 1st July
Join staff and volunteers at your local reserve to find as many species of birds, mini beasts and plants. Help to explore with our team of local experts to find and identify as many species before the day is over. There are also interactive activities and walks for children, grown-ups, beginners and experts. A programme of activities will soon be available on www.lancswt.org.uk/connecting-nature.   Free event but donations are welcome
Time: 11.00am - 6.00 pm (no longer overnight)
Contact: heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk, 01524 855030 or 07717 366812 for all information.
Location: Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham LA3 2UW

Recorders 2017
Please send in your observations and help build up a detailed knowledge of what lives where in this area so that we can: -
Conserve particularly interesting sites
Monitor changes in numbers and distribution of species.
Add to National recording schemes (your flower/earwig may provide a new dot on a national map).
Please try to include: - recorder`s name, species, grid reference with place name and date.
The A4 NLWG recording sheet is specially designed for this purpose.  Copies from Mike Moon.
Remember that any observation may be valuable, not just the rare and unusual.

  • Flowering Plants, Shrubs, Trees Martin Sherlock 01524 66131 martin@phytophile.me.uk
  • Ferns, Horsetails Trevor Piearce 01524 67500 t.piearce@lancaster.ac.uk
  • Mammals Cis Brook 01524 752280 cissy@brookh.plus.com
  • Beetles, Woodlice, Millipedes, Centipedes, Flies etc Steve Garland 01524 730812 steve@stevegarland.co.uk
  • Amphibians, Reptiles, Fish Linda Renshaw 01524 733036
  • Dragonflies Belinda Garland 01524 730812 belinda@garlands.free-online.co.uk
  • Butterflies Laura Sivell 0152469248 laura.sivell@mypostoffice.co.uk
  • Birds, Moths Peter Marsh 07532433043 pmrsh123@aol.com
  • Orthoptera Michael Foley 01254 248083 m.foley@lancaster.ac.uk
  • Shield Bugs Anne Smith 01253 884378 wainscot@hotmail.co.uk
  • Ladybirds Rob Zloch 07767797797 robszsz@yahoo.co.uk
  • Arachnids Chris Workman 01524 67326 workman.c@sky.com

Contact

For further information contact the Chairman, Mike Moon, E—mail mikejmoon@aol.com or telephone him on 01524 701163.
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