Category: News

BioBlitz 2020

Our previous BioBlitz events have been a great success and we hope that this will continue this year.  We are inviting and encouraging as many people as we can to record as much wildlife as possible. The annual BioBlitz is a very useful snapshot in time that we can compare with past and future events, …

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Coronavirus and Indoor Meetings

Regretfully, we have decided to cancel the indoor events scheduled presently for this year, 2020, due predictably to the Coronavirus situation.  As of mid-July, outdoor events are back on, however.

Cliff Jones – Fellowship award

Heartfelt congratulations to one of our founder members, Cliff Jones, on him being awarded a Fellowship of the British Naturalists’ Association. Cliff now lives in semi-retirement in Scotland, although retaining his membership of Chorley Nats, and Is still giving lectures on cruise ships, being much sought after. Fellowship is granted to people who have notable …

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Toad Patrol 2020

We intend to be back at Ward’s Reservoir, Belmont to carry out our third year of toad patrolling very soon – this could be only weeks away as Froglife have reports of toads moving in Surrey and Hampshire now. Belmont’s that bit cooler but even so… climate change, etc. It can be wet and cold, …

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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 …

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Toad Patrol 2019

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 …

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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: secretary@chorleynats.org.uk