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Wildlife and Conservation

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

Woodland School launches forest sessions in Highgate Woods

One child wears her fairy wings in the woods Highgate Woods was turned into a woodland adventure during Sunday morning. Run by Tom and Sabina Gerrard they are creating The Woodland School Limited. They held at open day at […]

7 days ago
How you can be part of the Great Get Together at this Preston canal clean up

Residents Mark Felton, David Connors and Neil White with some of the objects pulled from the canal last year A group of neighbours from Ashton-on-Ribble are holding their third annual canal clean up as part of the nationwide Great Get Together campaign. Last year’s clean up saw a shopping […]

4 weeks ago
Rare hen harrier chicks hatch in the Forest of Bowland

A female hen harrier in flight Pic: RSPB/Andy Hay Hen harrier chicks are found to have hatched in the Forest of Bowland. RSPB staff and volunteers discovered the four nests in the United Utilities Bowland Estate in early Spring. […]

1 month ago
Penwortham Bypass is seeing log piles created along it

One of the log piles we will be seeing when driving along the Penwortham Bypass Piles of logs have been put next to the Penwortham Bypass. Lancashire County Council say they are there to help encourage amphibians, insects and other small animals. The multi-million pound […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

2 months 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 […]

3 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 […]

4 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. […]

4 months ago
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