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Wildlife and Conservation

This category relates to all things to do with wildlife and conservation in Preston.

Diggy Sticks woodland centre in Penwortham holds opening event

Toasting marshmallows at Diggy Sticksa A new woodland centre held its opening event in Penwortham despite being trashed by vandals. Diggy Sticks Community Interest Company off Factory Lane saw more than 100 people visit. The […]

3 weeks ago
New urban woodland in Penwortham is damaged by vandals

The wood store was emptied, burnt and trashed Pic: Diggy Sticks CIC Nine months of work creating an urban wood in Penwortham has been undone by vandals. Diggy Sticks has been preparing to open as a way to re-engage people with their […]

2 months ago
A brown and red Lancaster Canal is attracting attention in Preston

A very brown canal at the Ribble Link Pic: Andy Tibor Gerencser A stretch of Preston’s canal near Haslam Park continues to look as though its become a giant sandpit. The muddy brown colour is from algae within the water. Canal River […]

2 months ago
Help the hedgehogs as part of this £50,000 Ingol volunteering project

Dob Croft is a five-acre nature reserve on The Intact Centre's doorstep The Intact Centre in Ingol has been awarded £50,000 to run a 12 month natural heritage volunteering project. The project will focus on developing Dob Croft, Intact’s five-acre nature reserve. […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement A black fox has been spotted roaming the streets of Tarleton

Farmer Isaac Ascroft spotted the Black Fox whilst in his tractor. Picture: Isaac Ascroft One of Britain’s rarest wild animals has been spotted wandering the streets of Tarleton through the […]

6 months ago
Winter Hill fire has been brought ‘under control’

Green shoots have been coming through amongst the scarred hillside Green shoots have been coming through amongst the scarred hillside Efforts on Winter Hill to contain a moorland fire have paid off. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service say the blaze […]

11 months ago
United Utilities to introduce hosepipe ban for Preston

We won't be able to use a hosepipe like this for potentially a few weeks in August Pic: Douglas Kelly We won’t be able to use a hosepipe like this for potentially a few weeks in August Pic: Douglas Kelly Preston homeowners are facing a hosepipe ban from early August. […]

11 months ago
River Ribble faces low levels during heatwave

The River Ribble is facing low water levels. Pic: Stephen Melling Warm weather and increased water usage is taking its toll on the River Ribble. Hot temperatures have been hitting […]

11 months ago
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