Woodland Walk

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Date / Time Start date:  Sat, 05/08/2017 - 1:00pm Join John Watt on an afternoon guided walk and tree ID "challenges" around Scutchers Acres, West Lancashire!  The walk will help you to identify both broadleaf and conifer trees. With over 100 different tree species found in Scutchers Acres, its the ideal place to come and see (and also learn all about) a wide variety of trees. PRE-BOOKING is required. Summary:  A woodland walk and tree ID with the Friends of Scutchers Acres, Lathom near Ormskirk. Main image:  Booking details Booking required?:  No ...
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Whale & Dolphin Watch (Heysham)

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Date / Time Start date:  Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm An event to mark National Marine Week! A member of our marine team will be there with some binoculars so if you would like to join us then all you need to do is show up... The process is really straightforward – we will gather at the tower and spend a couple of hours or so looking out to sea, periodically recording environmental factors and of course any marine mammals that we see! If you plan on staying for the full duration of the watch then don’t forget to bring some lunch, and if you have binoculars then please do bring them as well. Summary:  Join us at Heysham to see if we can spot any whales, dolphins, porpoises or seals passing by. ...

Outfalls check

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Checked by Tom Walkington and Pete Marsh this morning during the early stages of the incoming tideMed Gull - absolute minimum of 26 but almost certainly a further 6 which were seen by Tom on the outfalls mudflats - the 26 were assessed from OE foreshore checking the seaward end of the outfalls and Red Nab.  At least three and probably four juvs around, 6 2CY and at least 17 ad/3CYLittle Gull - adult summerCommon Tern - adultWhimbrel - 4...
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Fylde Coastal Fayre

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Date / Time Start date:  Sat, 19/08/2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm Sun, 20/08/2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm You can have the opportunity to talk to local wildlife charities and organisations who work hard to protect your local coastline. Come and learn more about what we do and how you might get involved. This event is brought to you by: Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside LOVEmyBEACH Fylde Council RSPB Park View 4U Friends of the Estuary Solaris Centre  Summary:  Are you interested in the marine environment? Do you want to know more about marine conservation on the Fylde Coast? Then come along to our Coastal Fair marquee at the Lytham 1...
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Beach Bonanza!

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Date / Time Start date:  Fri, 11/08/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm An event to mark National Marine Week! Do you enjoy spending time at the beach? From sand dunes to saltmarsh your local coastal area has so much to offer. Come and explore the sunny seaside and learn about the fascinating marine environment by joining us for a morning of fun-filled beach activities, it’s going to be shrimply the best!   Summary:  Life's a beach at this fun morning of activities at Lytham seaside! Main image:  Booking details Booking required?:  No Admission charge:&n...
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Nurdle Hunt

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Date / Time Start date:  Mon, 07/08/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm An event to mark National Marine Week! According to recent studies, billions of tiny plastic pellets, known as 'nurdles' are lost into the UK environment each year. These can significantly harm marine wildlife once they make it into the sea. We aim to collect vital evidence to add to existing data on the extent of the environmental impacts of all sources of marine plastic pollution. No booking is required, just dress appropriately for the weather and join us on the beach! Summary:  Come and join us on our mission to hunt out tiny nurdles of plastic on the beach. Main image:  ...
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Whale & Dolphin Watch

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Date / Time Start date:  Fri, 04/08/2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm An event to mark National Marine Week! A member of our marine team will be there with some binoculars so if you would like to join us then all you need to do is show up! The process is really straightforward – we will gather at the tower and spend a couple of hours or so looking out to sea, periodically recording environmental factors and of course any marine mammals that we see! If you plan on staying for the full duration of the watch then don’t forget to bring some lunch, and if you have binoculars then please do bring them as well. Summary:  Join us at Rossall Point Observation Tower to see if we can spot any whales, dolphins, porpoises or se...

Minibeast Hunting on the Sand Dunes

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Date / Time Start date:  Tue, 01/08/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm An event to mark National Marine Week! Everyone is welcome, however this event will involve walking on unstable and slippery ground through the sand dunes, so you do need to be fit and mobile. We also ask that under 18’s are accompanied by an adult. Summary:  Join us on a minibeast adventure in the sand dunes as we use bug hunting equipment to find and name the many mini creatures that live in the dunes. Main image:  Booking details Booking required?:  No Admission charge:  ...

Shoresearch Rocky Shore Survey

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Date / Time Start date:  Mon, 31/07/2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm An event to mark National Marine Week! What is Shoresearch? Shoresearch is a user-friendly and fun method of exploring the shore and recording the species and habitats found there. How does it work? We use 2 different survey methods... Summary:  Join us on the shore to survey the amazing species found at Half Moon Bay, Heysham Main image:  Booking details Booking required?:  No Admission charge:  No Audience:  ...