Wildlife and Conservation

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

University of Central Lancashire invites public to name hen harrier chick

In celebration of National Hen Harrier Day on Saturday 6 August, UCLan is asking public to name the latest fledgling of the UK’s most threatened bird of prey. The #nametheharrier […]

4 years ago
How to see common terns at Preston Docks

A common tern feeding a chick Pic: Billy Matthews There’s a star turn at Preston Docks during the weeks ahead. Hundreds of common terns are nesting at the Marina with around 130 pairs spotted. The RSPB is running a […]

4 years ago
Beacon Fell ‘for sale’ as Lancashire nature sites up for grabs

beacon fell Rising 266 metres above the Lancashire countryside with views across to Preston and surrounded by 75 hectares, a country park could be yours as the county council looks to sell […]

4 years ago
Fulwood woods to host treasure hunt and family BBQ

Families enjoying a previous treasure hunt in the woods Green-fingered Fulwood residents who help look after a small area of woodlands are holding a family-friendly event. The Friends of Highgate Wood have organised a treasure hunt and family fun […]

4 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Grimsargh Wetlands given go ahead as housing plan approved

How the Grimsargh Wetlands may look once the nature reserve is created Long-term safety for a new Preston nature reserve has been secured – by building on part of it. Grimsargh Wetlands is to be preserved as the land is transferred into […]

4 years ago
Will Brockholes be allowed to open later for weddings and events?

The floating Visitor Village at Brockholes Pic: Sonia Bashir A nature reserve on the outskirts of Preston is applying to extend its opening hours – for weddings, funerals and events. Brockholes at Samlesbury, just off the M6, says it […]

4 years ago
Grimsargh Wetlands plans lodged once again by United Utilities

A view of the reservoirs in Grimsargh A multi-million pound scheme to secure the future of three former reservoirs as a nature reserve has been resubmitted. United Utilities wants to build 12 homes in Preston Road, Grimsargh, […]

4 years ago
Curlew numbers rise at Grimsargh Wetlands as United Utilities to appeal council decision

Curlew in flight near Preston Pic: Joe Hayhurst Wetlands in Grimsargh have seen a record number of roosting curlew birds this Spring. The land, which is due to be given over by United Utilities to the village, includes […]

4 years ago
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