We are the Chorley and District Natural History Society. We are a charity operating in Chorley, Lancashire.
This site is provided keep members up to date with current goings on and allow others to see the kind of work we do. Here you will be able to see current and past Newsletters and Annual Reports. If you want to contribute and find out what other members have been up to please visit our forum.
If you are interested in joining the Chorley and District Natural History Society our subscription information can be seen in the membership pages.
Latest Forum News
Preston Society Coach Trip to Rutland Bird Fair 2014
I have been asked to give a plug to the Preston Society's trip to Rutland in August 2014.
Early booking is requested so that transport and accommodation can be arranged.
See this link for details:
Note: For some reason this link may not be working from the "Home" page. Click on "original post" below and the link works correctly from that! Technology!!
Posted on [Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:49:25] by [phil kirk].
Colin Smith Memorial Photographic Competition 2013
Will any member who wishes to enter the Photographic Competition, please let me have their entries by the beginning of December.
E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will acknowledge all e-mails, so contact me if you do not get confirmation of receipt - don't want any going astray do we!
Pictures will be judged at Members' Evening on December 19th.
Members can submit up to 3 images which should be of any wildlife or landscape subject. No restriction on location of the subject.
If possible, photographs should be no more than 1280x960 pixels, but I am happy to resize for you if you can't do it.
There is a prize of a commemorative plate for the winner and one for second place.
Please note that this competition is for paid up members of Chorley and District Natural History Society only.
Posted on [Fri, 01 Nov 2013 23:47:22] by [phil kirk].
Please help birds in Standish
Hello, I have been following this forum with interest for some time although I live a few hundred metres outside your area in Standish. Much of my walking and nature watching is done on your patch and I have been very grateful for information on birds that you have all spotted locally.
I have been moved to register because I want to ask for your help in opposing the planning application for land at Stars Brow, Standish (behind Olive Garden restaurant on Preston Road). This is just across Stars Brook from Coppull and some of you may know it. The proposal to landfill and "restore" this area will have a very damaging effect on local birds and other wildlife. The closing date for comments on these proposals is November 11th so this is somewhat urgent.
The planning application can be viewed here:
http://kinnear.wigan.gov.uk/planapps/Pl">http://kinnear.wigan.gov.uk/planapps/PlanAppsDetails.asp?passAppNo=A/13/78647">http://kinnear.wigan.gov.uk/planapps/Pl ... A/13/78647
I do not know how to attach pdf or docx files to this post but if anyone would like to see the consultation leaflet I was sent and the comments that I have submitted to Wigan Council, I would be happy to email them to you.
I realise that you are probably all Chorley residents but, if you know the site, I hope that Wigan Council would take your views into account. I would be really grateful if some you could send in comments to email@example.com.
Posted on [Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:04:32] by [Pete Hewitson].
New Atlas of Breeding and Wintering Birds of Lancashire
Members will be aware that the BTO has recently completed fieldwork for a national Atlas of Breeding and Wintering Birds, which is to be published this autumn.
Contemporaneously with this and sharing much of the data, supplemented by additional fieldwork, Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Society has produced a New Atlas of Breeding and Wintering Birds of Lancashire. Chorley Nats and its members have contributed greatly to the project, which is duly acknowledged in the publication. The New Atlas will only be published electronically, and can be accessed on the Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Society web site, by following the link to 'Birds' at www.lacfs.org.uk
There are 10 Parts to the Atlas which can be downloaded as pdf files (free of charge!). It's a fantastic publication by Steve White and his team, and is highly recommended.
Posted on [Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:20:33] by [Neil Southworth].
Chorley Borough Council Plans for Astley Park
Chorley Borough Council have formulated a long term plan for projects to be carried out in Astley Park. They would be grateful for feedback from members of the public.
The proposals can be viewed on the council website or at Astley Hall (Sat-Wed 12.00 til 4.00) until the 31st August.
There are certain proposals which concern us as a society - we will respond formally to CBC in due course. Equally there are lots of good things proposed which we feel will be beneficial to the park.
Please take time to view the plans and respond if you are able.
Posted on [Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:53:28] by [phil kirk].
Find out about the new tern raft built at Big Lodge Yarrow Valley Park, funded by Green Partnership Awards Scheme. More details here.
Latest forum activity
- [Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:06:55] Lapwings and Fieldfare (Brian Derbyshire)
- [Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:08:28] CVP 11/12/13 mark two (David Beattie)
- [Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:07:48] Cuerden VP 11/12/13 (David Beattie)
- [Wed, 11 Dec 2013 08:20:00] Good News : Re: Good News (tony)
- [Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:43:03] Good News (David Beattie)
- [Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:53:40] Arley Nature Reserve 8.12.13 : Re: Arley Nature Reserve 8.12.13 (John Catt)
- [Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:20:51] Common Bank Lodge and surroundings (Neil Southworth)
- [Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:32:20] Cuerden VP 10/12/13 (David Beattie)
- [Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:16:45] Rivington Hall Area (PETER)
- [Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:34:02] Arley Nature Reserve 8.12.13 : Re: Arley Nature Reserve 8.12.13 (Neil Southworth)
- [Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:08:11] Evening bird calls . (gary lilley)
- [Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:21:40] Wigan sightings. : Re: Wigan sightings. (gary lilley)
- [Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:06:21] Arley Nature Reserve 8.12.13 : Re: Arley Nature Reserve 8.12.13 (John Catt)
- [Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:24:45] Woodcock (Brian Derbyshire)
- [Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:18:24] Morrison's Peregrines : Re: Morrison's Peregrines (phil kirk)
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