North Lancashire Wildlife Group

(formerly North Lancashire Naturalists' Group)

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


Please send in your observations and help build up a detailed knowledge of what lives where in this area so that we can: -
Conserve particularly interesting sites
Monitor changes in numbers and distribution of species.
Add to National recording schemes (your flower/earwig may provide a new dot on a national map).
Please try to include: - recorder`s name, species, grid reference with place name and date.Remember that any observation may be valuable, not just the rare and unusual.


Plants inc Trees, Ferns, Horsetails
Martin Sherlock 01524 66131
Belinda Garland 01524 730812
Chris Workman 01524 67326
Gail Armstrong 07917 021073
Jeff Gorse 07922 453908
Moths (Lancashire only)
Justine Patton 07935 557009
Laura Sivell 01524 69248
Mammals, Amphibians, Reptiles, Fish
Linda Renshaw 01524 733036
Peter Marsh 07532433043
Mute Swans
Sheila Cooper 01524 733787
Beetles, Woodlice, Millipedes, Centipedes, Flies etc
Steve Garland 01524 730812

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