North Lancashire Wildlife Group

(formerly North Lancashire Naturalists' Group)

On the tree walk on the 11th September we came across this attached to a leaf. They are lacewing eggs, each on a stalk. Usually the eggs are separate but these are eggs of a lacewing belonging to the genus Nineta (probably flava or vittata), which bind the 'stems' together like this.

Words and Photograph Steve Garland

Meetings, field outings and workshops are listed below in date order. We also organise recording.

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Events of the Arnside-Silverdale AONB

June 30 Friday– Bioblitz at Coldwell

More details later

Summer Programme

No knowledge or experience necessary. Everyone very welcome. Great photography opportunities. Binoculars can sometimes be useful. In case of doubtful weather do ring, to check in case of cancellation or postponement. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs are not allowed. Suitable outdcoor 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 water, and a packed lunch for the all-day events, There is no charge but donations are always welcome.

All our summer events must be booked on Eventbrite. Booking will open one month before each event. 'Tickets' are free. If you are reluctant to use Eventbrite, you can ring 07361 380255 to book.

In the case of doubtful weather and in case of cancellation or postponement, do check here or phone 07361 380255.

June 10 Saturday 10:00 AM–3:00 PM Wildlife walk at Middleton Nature Reserve

Meet at Middleton Nature Reserve Car Park: postcode = LA3 3PP, grid reference = SD418590, what3words = lobby.couches.outbursts
A walk around this nature reserve which is being reclaimed by wildlife after its earlier use as an industrial site.
Middleton Nature Reserve is a stunning mosaic of scrub, fen and grassland habitats woven around a network of peaceful pools. It's alive with birds, insects and plant life and our exploration is bound to reveal some special flora and fauna. Shared in the morning with the Nature Watch group
Contact Barbara Crooks 07361 380255 or Linda Renshaw 07361 380255

June 21 Wednesday 2:00 PM–4:00 PM Carr House Green Common

Meet at south end of common, corner of Woods Lane and Preston Road (B6259), PR4 0TE, SD473369, hamper.gamer.eyeliner
One of the few sites in Lancashire to include unimproved grassland, near Inskip, known for rich biodiversity.
Limited parking. Be prepared to park some distance from the meeting point.

July 9 Sunday– Numinous Wyre

Skippool to Wyre Estuary Country Park circuit led by two members of our group, which will include many interesting facts about the area.

July 13 Thursday 1:00 PM–3:00 PM Shieldbugs and Ladybirds at Middleton Nature Reserve

Meet at Middleton Nature Reserve Car Park: postcode = LA3 3PP, grid reference = SD418590, what3words = lobby.couches.outbursts
Shieldbugs and ladybirds are often very distinctive insects. This event is aimed at beginners who will be given full instruction in how to identify local species. Several species of both shieldbugs and ladybirds have been found at Middleton NR and we hope to find some of them while we're there.
Joint event with The Bay Blueprint for Recovery Programme
Contact Belinda Nixie 07361 380255

July 23 Sunday– Wildlife Fair

Fairfield Orchard, off sunnyside Lane, Lancaster
More details later
Contact Rob Zloch 07361 380255

The next winter programme has not been finalised. Come back in a month or two.

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