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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.

March 13 Friday– Warton Mires

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

Heysham Nature Reserve

  • LOCATION: Heysham Nature Reserve & Heysham Power Station’s Visitor Centre are on Moneyclose Lane, LA3 2UW
  • NATURE & DISCOVERY TUESDAYS: Joint family events run by Lancashire Wildlife Trust & Heysham Power Station’s Visitor Centre.
  • BOOKING: When booking an event, we will ask for contact details to inform you of any changes that may occur and we advise that you ring before planning to come along to any events.
  • RESTRICTIONS: Children should be accompanied by an adult at all events.
  • DOGS: There is a No Dogs Policy (except registered assistance dogs) within the main area of the Nature Reserve.
  • DISABLED ACCESS: We regret disabled access is limited in the Nature Reserve as paths can be steep and uneven
  • CONTACT: Heysham Power Station Visitor Centre on 01524 868451 or heyshamvisitorcentre@edf-energy.com to book and for any information.

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April 4 Saturday 10:00 AM–12:30 PM Lost Sounds Workshop

Meet at Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham, LA3 2U
‘The Lost Sounds’ project by the Ensemble Team at Lancaster University is about encouraging people to pay attention to the natural environment through sound. Our event invites you to explore the reserve and helps you tune into the rhythm of the wildlife around you, by watching and recording sounds then transferring that to visuals in an indoor workshop. Suitable for ages 4+. Limited spaces so booking is essential.
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/events. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. Donations to the Wildlife Trust welcome

April 7 Tuesday 1:00 PM–3:00 PM ‘Easter Action’ Nature Tuesday

Meet at Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham, LA3 2UW
Wildlife needs our help so why don’t you come along to make a bird box, create your own eco bird feeders and take a stroll around the reserve on our bird walk trail? So whatever the weather, book a place and come along to get stuck in and discover more about local wildlife!
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/events. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. Free event

May 23 Saturday 12:00 PM–3:30 PM Hunting for Bugs Event

Meet at eysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham, LA3 2UW
Join us on the reserve this half-term to hunt for bugs. We’ll be running walks, interactive activities and bug home creation sessions, so with places limited, please book before you come. Outdoor clothing and suitable footwear advised. Workshops and activity times will be available on booking, which will provide options to drop in and out whenever you like
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/events. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. Donations to the Wildlife Trust welcome

May 27 Wednesday 12:30 PM–3:00 PM The Life of a Tree Event

Meet at Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham, LA3 2UW.
Trees are vital to us and our world’s wildlife. Not only do they provide material for tools and shelter; more importantly they give us oxygen, store carbon and stabilise our soils. This event will look at their value and history with guided walks, practical displays and hands-on activities. Outdoor clothing and suitable footwear advised. Booking advised.
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/events. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. Donations to the Wildlife Trust welcome

June 27 Saturday 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Willow Weaving Workshops

Meet at in the classroom, Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham, LA3 2UW
Join Julie from Pip Cottage in the morning to celebrate ‘Kids’ National Basket Weaving Day’ to make their own woven vase/lantern, suitable for ages 6+. Refreshments provided. Places are limited so book early.
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/events. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. £4 for children’s workshop

June 27 Saturday 1:00 PM–3:30 PM Willow Weaving Workshops

as morning except the afternoon session will be for adults, making willow obelisks to add structure to either your winter garden or for spring to summer climbers.
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/events. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. £8 for adults’ workshop

July 28 Tuesday 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Be Shore to Explore Half Moon Bay

Meet at on the beach at Half Moon Bay, car parking off Smithy Lane, above Half Moon Bay, Heysham. SD 408 607
Come along for this family event on the rocky shore of the Bay. Don’t forget to book a place to explore the weird and wonderful creatures living in the rock pools and take part in beach games. Wear waterproofs, wellies or other sturdy footwear as it can be slippery and very uneven underfoot!
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/events. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. £2 donation per family

July 31 Friday 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Heysham Library Challenge

Meet at 396 Heysham Road, Heysham, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA3 2BJ.
This library challenge event will give you a chance to complete a part of your SCART Club challenge. Come along to the library for a chance to learn about the marine creatures found in and around Half Moon Bay. Booking required.
Booking required via heysham.library@lancashire.gov.uk or 0300 123 6703. Free

August 1 Saturday 1:00 PM–3:00 PM Nature Tots at Half Moon Bay

Meet at n the beach at Half Moon Bay, car parking off Smithy Lane, above Half Moon Bay, Heysham. SD 408 607.
Come along to our Nature Tots session at Half Moon Bay. We’ll have fun activi- ties exploring marine creatures and this wonderful habitat along with stories and more. Older siblings are welcome to attend and rock pool if accompanied by an adult. Wear waterproofs, wellies or other sturdy footwear as it can be slippery and very uneven under foot!
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/events. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. Cost: £2 per child

August 4 Tuesday 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Discovering Science & Nature Events

Meet at Parking available at Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham, LA3 2UW and at Heysham Visitor Centre, Heysham Power Stations, EDF Energy, LA3 2XH
Join LWT & EDF Energy for a day of themed activities to explore the science around us. We’re running three session days (two sessions per day) over summer where you gain a certificate for attending four of those sessions. The morning session will be held at the reserve (meet in the classroom) and the afternoon session at Heysham’s Visitor Centre (meet in reception). These sessions are for children aged 6 - 12 years and require booking.
Free event

August 4 Tuesday 1:00 PM–3:00 PM Nature Tots at Half Moon Bay

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August 7 Friday 10:00 AM–11:30 AM Lana & Lily’s Monster Mud Towers at Half Moon Bay

Meet at on the beach at Half Moon Bay, car parking off Smithy Lane, above Half Moon Bay, Heysham. SD 408 607.
This summer, the challenge is to create towers out of mud and see how big and striking you can make them before the tide comes in to take them away. Wear waterproof clothing you don’t mind getting muddy, wellies or other sturdy footwear as it can be slippery and very uneven under foot! Bring spades and buckets if you have them.
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/events. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. £2 per family

August 11 Tuesday– Nature Tots at Half Moon Bay

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August 20 Thursday 10:00 AM–12:30 PM Wild Woodlands Tool Taster Workshops

Meet at the car park, Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham, LA3 2UW
If you’re aged between 6 and 12 years old and like being creative, especially outdoors, why not come along to one of our workshops? Each children’s workshop will demonstrate age appropriate tool use to create your very own wooden mallet. Both sessions require at least one adult per family and booking is essential due to limited spaces. Suitable outdoor clothing required.
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/events. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. Cost: Free

October 10 Saturday 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Leaf Miners Family Event

Meet at n the classroom, Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham, LA3 2UW
Come along to explore the reserve’s leaf-mining micro-moths. There are many insects such as moths, whose larval stage lives, burrows and eats between the two surfaces of a leaf. After exploring for these micro-moths we’ll bring specimens back to the classroom to learn a little more about them. For ages 6+. Please book a place as spaces are limited.
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/events. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. Free

October 24 Saturday 12:30 PM–2:30 PM Wild Potion Making Family Event

Meet at n the classroom, Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham, LA3 2UW
Join us for a bit of fun this half-term making potions. Different plant parts have magical properties when making potions and we hope to delve into the world of magic and magical tools. This event is for children aged 4+ but there will be crafts for younger children. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and dress up if you can
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/events. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. £2 donation per family

October 26 Monday 1:00 PM–2:30 PM Halloween Marine Monster Mysteries

Meet at n the classroom, Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham, LA3 2UW
Ever wondered about the marine creatures who live deep in our oceans? Many live without light, surviving harsh conditions and frankly looking a little spooky! Why not join us to learn a little more about them and perhaps navigate around the reserve with our marine trail? Please book a place to avoid disappointment. Outdoor clothing required.
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/evnts. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. www.lancswt.org.uk/evnts. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. www.lancswt.org.uk/evnts. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. £2 donation per family

November 28 Saturday 10:00 AM–12:30 PM Eco Decoration Workshop

Meet at in the classroom, Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham, LA3 2UW.
Why not come along and make a start to a sustainable Christmas with our eco- friendly decorations workshop? You can also take part in our eco quiz to win environmentally-friendly prizes which could be given as gifts. All welcome but suitable for ages 5+ with guidance from parents and ourselves leading the session. Places are limited so please book in advance.
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/events. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. £2 donation for materials per family

December 2 Wednesday 10:00 AM–11:45 AM Nature Tots at Christmas

Meet at in the classroom, Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham, LA3 2UW
Why not join us for a festive tots session with a short trail, crafty decoration making and writing a letter to Father Christmas? You can then go out and post your letter. Booking is necessary, with a healthy snack and refreshments provided. Suitable for ages 1 to 5 years.
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/events. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. £2 per child to pay on arrival.

December 5 Saturday 10:00 AM–3:00 PM Dear Father Christmas & His Reindeers

Meet at in the classroom, Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham, LA3 2UW
Come along to Heysham to write your letter to Father Christmas and then follow the winter trail and post your letters on the reserve. This year you will also get chance to make a mini wooden reindeer. Father Christmas’s helpers will be there to guide you on your visit. Booking is necessary with refreshments provided. Suitable for ages 5+
Booking required via heyshamevents@lancswt.org.uk or www.lancswt.org.uk/events. Enquiries 01524 855030 or 07717 366812. £4 donation per child to pay on arrival