North Lancashire Wildlife Group
(formerly North Lancashire Naturalists)

Meetings

Who we are

The Group is a local group of the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester &  N. Merseyside, primarily for members living in the Lancaster City Council District and immediately adjacent areas of Lancashire, South Cumbria and North Yorkshire. Meetings are open to all members of the Wildlife Trust. If you are not already a member, come along to a few meetings and, if you like what we do, join us. The Committee coordinates all the work of the Group and, in particular, arranges meetings, field outings, recording sessions, working parties on local reserves and the production of the annual Newsletter. The Recorders receive and collate records to help conserve interesting sites, to monitor changing numbers and distribution of species and to contribute to national recording schemes.
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Our Meetings

All indoor meetings ar held on the second Friday of the month from September until March, from 7:30pm at the Chuch of the Ascension, Michaelson Avenue, Torrisholme, LA4 6RH.  (the Hall is in Michaelson Avenue, first left off Lancaster Road between The Shrimp Roundabout and Torrisholme)
There is a a charge of £2 including light refreshments.



 Meetings

Last outdoor event of the year: Fungus Foray September 23 Saturday 10.30am
Meet, and parking, on Borwick Road. Gravel layby at the side of the road or verge parking. Grid Ref. SD551708
A Fungus Foray at Lords Lot, near Over Kellet - a site known for its number and variety of fungi. This event will be led by members of the North West Fungus Group.
Donations to NWFG welcome Bring a packed lunch. Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended For more information and to confirm attendance contact Rob Zloch (07767 797797)

Friday, October 13th, 7.30 - 9.15pm: Foxes, Foulmarts and Urchins - an historian’s view of past wildlife
An interesting talk by well-known and local historian Andrew White.

Friday, November, 10th, 7.30 – 9.15 pm: The Sizergh Estate - its Wildlife and Hawfinches.
An illustrated talk by N.T. Officer Rob Pocklington about the estate and the variety of species found there.

Friday, December 8th, 7.30 - 9.15 pm: Christmas Quiz and Jacob’s Join
Enjoy a friendly quiz compiled by Sheila Cooper and a festive supper.
Members are invited to bring photos/items of interest. Contributions welcome for the Jacob’s Join

Friday, January 12th, 7.30 – 9.15 pm.: Exploring Madagascar
An illustrated talk by Steve Garland about the wildlife he found on Madagascar.

Friday, February 9th, 7.30 – 9.15 pm.: Morecambe Bay - an Underwater Safari. Plus, the AGM
An illustrated talk by Gordon Fletcher about the colorful creatures which live in the Bay.

Friday, March 9th, 7.30 – 9.15 pm.: ‘In the Passenger Seat: Part 2’ - a naturalist’s journey around France with a camera
The second half of an illustrated talk by Ken Blamire about his motoring holiday through France.

Practical Conservation Days: Warton Crag Nature Reserve
Help with coppicing to benefit rare butterfly species. No cost. Not suitable for young children. Bring stout footwear, waterproofs and packed lunch
Meet at large quarry car park, Crag Road SD 492 724. For more details or to book, contact Reserves Office on 01524 855030

Thursday 30th Nov 2017 9.30am
Thursday 7th Dec 2017 9.30am
Thursday 14th Dec 2017 9.30am
Thursday 18th Jan 2018 9.30a
Thursday 25th Jan 2018 9.30am
Thursday 15th Feb 2018 9.30am
Thursday 22nd Feb 2018 9.30am
Thursday 8th Mar 2018 9.30am

Recorders 2017
Please send in your observations and help build up a detailed knowledge of what lives where in this area so that we can: -
Conserve particularly interesting sites
Monitor changes in numbers and distribution of species.
Add to National recording schemes (your flower/earwig may provide a new dot on a national map).
Please try to include: - recorder`s name, species, grid reference with place name and date.
The A4 NLWG recording sheet is specially designed for this purpose.  Copies from Mike Moon.
Remember that any observation may be valuable, not just the rare and unusual.

  • Flowering Plants, Shrubs, Trees Martin Sherlock 01524 66131 martin@phytophile.me.uk
  • Ferns, Horsetails Trevor Piearce 01524 67500 t.piearce@lancaster.ac.uk
  • Mammals Cis Brook 01524 752280 cissy@brookh.plus.com
  • Beetles, Woodlice, Millipedes, Centipedes, Flies etc Steve Garland 01524 730812 steve@stevegarland.co.uk
  • Amphibians, Reptiles, Fish Linda Renshaw 01524 733036
  • Dragonflies Belinda Garland 01524 730812 belinda@garlands.free-online.co.uk
  • Butterflies Laura Sivell 0152469248 laura.sivell@mypostoffice.co.uk
  • Birds, Moths Peter Marsh 07532433043 pmrsh123@aol.com
  • Orthoptera Michael Foley 01254 248083 m.foley@lancaster.ac.uk
  • Shield Bugs Anne Smith 01253 884378 wainscot@hotmail.co.uk
  • Ladybirds Rob Zloch 07767797797 robszsz@yahoo.co.uk
  • Arachnids Chris Workman 01524 67326 workman.c@sky.com

Contact

For further information contact the Chairman, Mike Moon, E—mail mikejmoon@aol.com or telephone him on 01524 701163.
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