40th Anniversary

This year (2019) the Society celebrates its 40th anniversary.  We are looking for ways to mark this milestone. If you have any deas, please get in touch.

The website in its present format has been around for quite a while now.  We have been tardy in introducing a section on local sites. That is under review at the moment. If  you have anything to contribute, please let us know.

Committee Membership
Any member who feels they have some spare time and would like to contribute to the running of the society would be welcome to come along to a committee meeting to try it out.

Contact the society by e-mail to the Secretary (Paul Brennan)



Toad Patrol

The common toads’ migration has begun. As we did last year, we are organising Toad Patrols in the Belmont area to see them safely across the main road near their breeding site. The patrol is designed to ferry toads from one side of Rivington Rd to the other, from marshy ground where they’ve been hibernating to the relative safety of the reservoir, for them to spawn.

Last night (21st March) was our first night this year and was a good first night -the migration is certainly under way.
Final count -toads 33 moved including four pairs already coupled up, 1 frog and two smooth or palmate newts.(need to work on identification!) Unfortunately, we missed 3 toads and a newt that didn’t make it.

If you would like to be involved, contact us by e-mail to secretary@chorleynats.org.uk



New Area Map

We are in the process of developing a map of the area showing good sites for wildlife.

If members have ideas for sites to be included, or would like to contribute information about site, then please contact us by e-mail: