Have you seen any of these? It is a non-native invasive species, the Australian flatworm (Australplana sanguinea). This year I have found a dozen in my backyard at Warton, often climbing up the wall when it is raining. Prior to this they have been recorded on tennis courts in Lancaster in 2019. They mainly eat earthworms and it is said they can seriously deplete the soil of them.
Words and Photograph Linda Renshaw
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 magazine. 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.
Members of the North Lancashire Wildlife Group can enjoy:
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- The right to borrow from our library of books and equipment
- Priority booking for certain events
Membership is free
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