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Summer Programme

Please check here for any late details and in the case of doubtful weather do check with the contacts given for an event, in case of cancellation or postponement. For more information and, if possible, to confirm attendance, ring the numbers given below. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs. Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear are strongly recommended. Most are easy walks but one or two may be more demanding - please enquire if you have any questions. Bring a packed lunch for the all-day events. There is no charge but donations to the Wildlife Trust are always welcome.

April 19 Sunday 10:00 AM–1:00 PM Surveying the ponds and streams in the Fairfield Association nature reserve in Lancaster

Meet at Meet at the notice board in the community orchard next to the reserve. Grid Ref: SD469 612
Exploring the wildlife in the reserve`s water bodies. Nets and other equipment will be provided.
Wear suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear such as wellingtons or waterproof boots.
Contact Chris Workman 01524 67326

May 6 Wednesday 6:30 PM–9:00 PM An evening walk through woodland near Thurnham

Meet at Park near the Church opposite the wood. Grid Ref: SD465 543.
A guided walk to look at the wildlife to be found in this woodland in the spring.
Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended
Contact Cis Brook 01524 752280

May 17 Sunday 10:30 AM–3:00 PM A walk along the shore at Middleton Sands from Potts Corner towards Sunderland Point

Meet at Meet in the parking area at Potts Corner, Middleton, near Heysham. Grid Ref: SD413 571
Exploring the flora and fauna whilst walking along this interesting coastal area.
Bring a packed lunch. Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended. Some rough ground.
Contact Martin Sherlock 01524 66131

June 4 Thursday 1:00 PM–4:00 PM A guided walk around The Helm, near Kendal

Meet at Meet in the layby on the A65 between Barrows Green and Oxenholme Grid Ref: SD527 888
Looking at the flora and fauna on this walk as well as admiring the lovely views from the top of the hill.
Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended.
Contact Barbara Crooks 01524 422110 or Linda Renshaw 01524 733036

June 17 Wednesday 1:00 PM–3:30 PM Walk from Bankwell in Silverdale to then conduct a garden bioblitz.

Meet at Meet at Bankwell Grid Ref: SD472 754
After looking at this ancient well, we then walk a short way to Mike`s garden, planted with wildlife in mind, to see what we can find there.
Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended.
Contact Mike Moon 01524 701163

July 12 Sunday 9:30 AM–4:00 PM A guided walk on Winmarleigh Moss, one of LWT nature reserves.

Meet at Meet at the gate leading to the car-parking area at the Moss. Grid Ref: SD454 479
Exploring this important peatland habitat, rich in wildlife. The Moss is a difficult terrain to walk on and the group will need to stay close to the leader.
Bring a packed lunch and drink. Strong, waterproof footwear and suitable outdoor clothing is essential.
Contact Steve Garland 01524 730812

August 6 Thursday 1:00 PM–4:00 PM A guided walk around Heysham Nature Reserve

Meet at Heysham Nature Reserve car park, Moneyclose Lane, Heysham. Grid Ref: SD406 598
Looking at the varied wildlife to be found on this small, but rich reserve. We will be exploring the less well-known Landscape Strip and walking to the harbour wall and back.
Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended.
Contact Barbara Crooks 01524 422110 or Linda Renshaw 01524 733036

September 11 Friday 10:30 AM–3:00 PM A guided walk in Grizedale near Scorton

Meet at Meet at Grizedale Bridge. Grid Ref: SD536 491
Exploring the flora and fauna around this popular area near Scorton village.
Bring a packed lunch. Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended.
Contact Chris Workman 01524 67326 or Cis Brook 01524 752280

October 25 Sunday 1:00 PM–3:30 PM A fungal foray in Fell End Nature Reserve

Meet at Fell End Nature Reserve car park, Hale. Grid Ref: SD498 777
Looking for Fungi and learning how to identify them.
Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended.
Contact Steve Bullen 01524 35395

Winter Programme

All indoor meetings are 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. There is no need to book for these talks. For more information, contact the Programme Secretary on 01524 422110.

February 14 Friday– Through A Lens

With Ken Blamire, a naturalist` s view of wildlife whilst motoring through France.

March 13 Friday– Warton Mires

A presentation by Jarrod Sneyd from Leighton Moss RSPB about this local wetland project, its goals and development.