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Wildlife and Conservation

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

Preston bird sanctuary’s advice about baby owls

Baby tawny owl A Preston bird sanctuary is offering advice about baby owls after becoming inundated with requests for help. Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary says the increase has come […]

1 month ago
Clearance work at Larches House site riles nearby residents

One of the trees that has been felled Larches residents say they have been ‘left traumatised’ after the new owners of Larches House began clearing woodland at the site. The Grade-II listed building and surrounding woodland, off Larches […]

1 month ago
Preston features in new KFC anti-litter campaign

A bin surrounded by litter from takeaway diners Pic: Antoni Squires/Blog Preston KFC have called on those using Preston’s drive-through at the Docks to stop being ‘a tosser’. It comes after pictures, published by Blog Preston on May 14, showed rubbish strewn […]

1 month ago
Volunteer litter picking can be encouraged in Preston under lockdown

Janet Stocks has been a familiar face in Fulwood with her volunteer litter picking Pic: Janet Stocks/Blog Preston Litter picking has classed as a valid form of exercise or reason for being outside. Preston City Council’s green volunteers team say volunteer litter pickers can operate. They’ve issued guidance […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Social distancing warning ahead of Beacon Fell being busy this weekend

A view of Beacon Fell Pic: Chris Mocha The first weekend of relaxed lockdown rules have seen a warning issued by Lancashire County Council. Dozens of daytrippers are expected to head for country parks in Preston and Lancashire. […]

2 months ago
Work has started to remove Samlesbury Weir on the River Ribble

Work has begun on a project to remove the Samlesbury Weir on the River Ribble. The Ribble Catchment Partnership has seized on the opportunity provided by exceptionally low spring water […]

2 months ago
Swarm of wasps takes over Fulwood family’s back garden

Wasp swarm captured on video in Fulwood Pic: Chris Hart A Fulwood family had to retreat from their garden after a swarm of wasps appeared. Chris Hart said he could hear a buzzing sound growing louder while they werre out […]

2 months ago
Osprey which had begun living at Brockholes Nature Reserve has died

The osprey in flight at Brockholes Pic: Steven Taylor An osprey which had taken up home at the Brockholes Nature Reserve has died. Highways England have confirmed they recovered the body of the bird of prey has been recovered […]

2 months ago
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