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Wildlife and Conservation

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

Hen harrier chicks fledge in the Forest of Bowland

A hen harrier in flight Pic: rado_vaclav Populations of a bird of prey near Preston have been given a boost. The RSPB has announced 22 hen harrier chicks have fledged their nests. Five nests in the Forest […]

2 months ago
Fish deaths at Lea ponds due to drastic weekend weather

The weekend’s dramatic weather has had a deadly effect on fish in the Barley Pit near Lea. The Environment Agency is looking at ways to protect the species after dozens […]

2 months ago
Bee centre near Preston given boost with more than 200 hives donated

A bee keeper attends a hive Pic: Pexels/9154 A bee centre in Preston is to receive a donation of 200 beehives. Construction firm Jackon has made the commitments to The Bee Centre in Samlesbury. Based within the grounds […]

2 months ago
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 […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

3 months 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. […]

3 months 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 […]

3 months ago
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 […]

4 months ago
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