The Biodiverse Society project aims to get as many people out recording wildlife on Local Wildlife Sites as possible, to help monitor condition of these important local wildlife resources. The project is managed by Lancashire Wildlife Trust and includes sites throughout Lancashire in the old-fashioned sense – including places now included in Merseyside and Greater Manchester.
I attended a survey of Sandy Brook Local Wildlife Site, Preston with the local botanical recorder Dave Earl and a keen bunch of budding botanists (sorry, couldn’t resist the cliche). Our aim was to map the different habitats on site and record as many different plant species as possible, and we did pretty well with that, if I may say so myself. It was just a pleasant day out all right, at a nice place, with nice people.
There are numerous opportunities to get involved over the summer – contact the Wildlife Trust for more info.