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Mesmerising Moths

Brimstone (c) Jeff Gorse
Jeff Gorse

Jeff Gorse is a keen wildlife enthusiast and nature photographer who works closely with us in our partnership with Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles. Here, Jeff talks about one of his passions - moths!


Summer nights might conjure up images of barbeques, family garden parties and John Travolta / Olivia Newton John duets but for lepidopterists it also means the moth trapping season is in full swing. Until a year or so ago I must...More

National Hedgehog Awareness Week 2018 by Jeff Gorse

(c) Jeff Gorse
Jeff Gorse

Jeff Gorse is a keen wildlife enthusiast and nature photographer who works closely with us in our partnership with Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles. Here is his experience of caring for a couple of messy hedgehogs this winter...


What started as a chance encounter on a dark street led to a winter filled with gnawed chicken drumsticks, piles of very smelly newspaper and two bulky and contented hedgehogs emerging from hibernation and...More

Goblin Hunting

Becoming a goblin expert
Lydia Dayes

The Easter holidays certainly challenged us with all the weather Mother Nature could throw at us. Thankfully native goblins don't bother about cold, wet and boggy conditions. In fact, they love them! 

A massive thank you to all the adventurous goblin finders who came out and joined our alternative Easter activities this half term. We were lucky enough travel the landscape with the world goblin expert, Professor Jigget, to see these...More

New round of trainee placements

New round of trainee placements
Becky Royce

Wow the time seems to have flown by and our first round of three trainees are about to leave us. Two of them have already gone on to find full time employment within the conservation sector and our final trainee has interviews coming up so we are super positive she will be employed soon too.

We were so impressed and happy with how successful it has been that we have brought forward the next intake and have now started to advertise for...More

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