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Wildlife and Conservation

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

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 […]

1 year 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 year 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 year 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 […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

1 year 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 […]

1 year 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. […]

1 year ago
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 […]

2 years ago
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