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Let's Go Bog Trotting!

"Spring! Jump! Don’t forget to hop! Bog bush cricket does the bog trot" - Jane McNulty
Ellie Sherlock

Yesterday we took families out on a fantastic, wild story adventure following the tale of a lost bog bush cricket on Little Wooldon Moss.

 

The Great Bog Hop Trail combined nature with creativity and made for an inspiringly different afternoon for children and adults alike.

 

37 people joined us for our story walk, including four children who designed the characters used for the story. 

 

The tale of...More

Five First Steps with Carbon Landscape

Ellie Sherlock

Our latest #firststeps campaign is all about how you can get out and get involved in the Carbon Landscape. Throughout the course of this campaign we will be creating events and opportunities that will help you on your journey of exploration. Follow us on social media and get involved in the campaign using the hashtag #firststeps. Let’s get started…

Step One: Learn Something New

Here at Carbon Landscape we want...More

A Big Thank You to Our Volunteers

Ellie Sherlock

Our volunteers are so vital for the work we do across the Carbon Landscape. As a way of saying thank you, we organised a Sunday bird watching trip along the beautiful Sefton Coast and Ribble Estuary. The day offered a fantastic opportunity to get to know each other and our wildlife a bit better. Most amazingly of all, it was warm.

 

We started off the day at the RSPB Marshside Nature Reserve Visitor Centre. Teas, biscuits and...More

How Carbon Landscape is improving your wetlands?

Ellie Sherlock

This #WorldWetlandsDay we’re thinking about how important our wetlands are, not just for wildlife but for people too. This year’s World Wetlands Day is all about how urban wetlands are making cities liveable. Wetlands help to reduce flooding, improve drinking water quality, filter and treat waste, provide green spaces for relaxation and create jobs for local residents. For more in depth information on how wetlands benefit us go to...More

Family Nature Walk at Three Sisters

Ellie Sherlock

Wrapped up in warm coats and wellies, families enjoyed a morning nature spotting around the Three Sisters nature reserve in Wigan.

The guided walk was organised by Inspiring healthy lifestyles, one of our key partners here at Carbon Landscape.

 

The cold weather didn’t put us off as we ventured out for a morning of exploration. Adults and children of all ages were keen to see what Three Sisters had to offer and we...More

Hidden past and green future of chat moss guided walk

Lydia Dayes

The day started with a glimmer of sunshine gracing us momentarily as I headed to Irlam train station to meet those joining me for a long overdue mooch around the moss.

As I approached the café I could see friendly faces of wonderful volunteers and new faces of people keen to join in with the adventure the day would bring. As we gathered under the shelter in front of the café, the realisation hit that this rain was setting in and for...More

Farm Land Birds Survey Day

Farmland Bird Surveying
Katie Chambers

It may have been the coldest day of the year so far, with biting November winds and dark skies threatening an icy downpour, but that didn’t stop the hoard of brightly-coloured waterproof-clad, woolly hat donning bird enthusiasts who assembled at Mossbank fisheries on the morning of November 25th.  The eager group waited, clipboards poised and binoculars out, ready for the Carbon Landscape Partnerships winter farmland bird training day, run by...More

Volunteers Introduced to Leading Groups

Steve Ormerod

Monday saw the workshop for current volunteers on the AQA qualification on Leading a Group.

Volunteers from across the Carbon Landscape attended Risley Moss Education Centre to take part in the workshop, led by Jenny Griggs and Katie Chambers of the Carbon Landscape Project.  The workshop was an introduction to the skills based qualification, outlining the knowledge that the volunteers would need to obtain the certificate.

The...More

AQA Introduction to Conservation Volunteering

Training
Steve Ormerod

Monday 16th October saw the Carbon Landscape Teams' Community Engagement Officer Jenny Griggs and Project Support Officer Steve Ormerod deliver a fun and informative training session to potential volunteers in Warrington.

Taking place in Grappenhall, the session covered training on management of three major habitats in the Carbon Landscape area: Grasslands, Wetlands and Peatlands.  The training covered the knowlege sections of the...More

Spearheading national thinking on nature

A multi-million pound North West project is spearheading the latest thinking on the environment.

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust Chief Executive Anne Selby said: “The sheer scale of this project is bigger, better and more joined up conservation, creating a resilient, inspirational landscape.”

Senior advisor at Natural England Amanda Wright said The Carbon Landscape is “restoring nature, reconnecting people and wildlife and...More