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Wildlife and Conservation

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

Cottam brothers inspiring the community with their litter picking mission

Fred and Ron Walmsley litter picking Two brothers from Cottam are inspiring the local community with their dedication to litter picking. Fred and Ron Walmsley, aged six and four, started litter picking after noticing the huge […]

7 months ago
Grimsargh Wetlands Trust receive £10,000 grant enabling the next phase of development plans to go ahead

The Lancashire Environmental Fund (LEF) have awarded a £10,000 grant to enable Grimsargh Wetlands Trust to carry out the next phase of its development plans. Situated in the village of […]

7 months ago
Otters spotted at Penwortham Old Bridge over the River Ribble

Surprisingly, Otters have been spotted around the River Ribble in the past few days. Otters seek clean rivers, filled with food and overgrown banks where they can raise their cubs. Their […]

7 months ago
Fundraising begins for replacement Highgate Wood boardwalk

Highgate Wood boardwalk. Pic: Damian Gilkes The Friends of Highgate Wood have set up a Just Giving page to raise money for a replacement boardwalk in Highgate Wood. Currently the boardwalk within the Fulwood woods is […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Old Holly Farm in Cabus has announced closure due to coronavirus impact

Sign of Closure after Covid-19 impact on the Old Holly Farm. The Old Holly Farm, located just outside Garstang on the A6 has publicly announced its closure after the impact of the pandemic lead the family run farm to ‘reflect and […]

8 months ago
Plea to fight litter and plastic pollution in the River Darwen at Walton-le-Dale

River Darwen rubbish Pic: Jonathan Hartley Walton-le-Dale residents are asking for action to be taken after becoming tired of increasing levels of litter and plastic pollution in the River Darwen. Residents from the Holland House estate […]

8 months ago
Lancashire Hen Harrier migrated 1,000 miles to Spain two winters in a row

A hen harrier named Apollo has become the first Lancashire bird to migrate over 1,000 miles to Spain. The two-year-old bird has spent the past two winter in sunnier climes. […]

8 months ago
Grimsargh Wetlands Trust receives £1,250 donation

Grimsargh Wetlands Trust has received a £1,250 donation from the SUEZ recycling and recovery UK “Giving Something Back at Christmas” fund. SUEZ staff from across the country were invited to […]

9 months ago
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