News

November Update
Because of the continuing restrictions all of our walks and winter lectures remain cancelled until further notice. Please stay safe everyone, and look out for others.

Coronavirus
It is with great sadness that we have decided to cancel all forthcoming events for our group. This is because of Government advice to curtail non essential travel and gatherings.
I wish that everybody stays safe, looks after themselves and their loved ones and neighbours.
We will keep the lines of communication open through the website and Facebook.
Julie, Secretary

Winter Lectures
We have had an update from the Baptist Church where we hold our lectures.
They could accept us having meetings there with the following restrictions in place:

  • We would need a Covid Policy that they agree with
  • The room would require sanitising before and after the meeting
  • We could not use the kitchen to make refreshments
  • We could not use the toilet facilities
  • We would have to socially isolate, currently 2 metres apart, which would reduce the numbers who could attend
  • We would have to wear face masks.

In view of this the Committee agreed that we would cancel the lectures for this year and review the situation for 2021 in the New Year. We felt our members would not want to attend lectures under these conditions. Carole has been asked to communicate this to the lecturers.
Additionally the coach outings are cancelled until further notice. The restrictions make it economically unviable for the club.

We will review our calendar of events when we are able.

“Our Lancashire”
Fylde Naturalists’ has registered with this website. It is an exciting new website at the forefront of a Lancashire wide initiative linking groups and communities under the banner “Let’s Join Together”. It is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner and the website is dedicated to not-for-profit organisations – providing space to advertise the amazing work they do, promote their upcoming events, get their message out to new members or potential volunteers and network with other organisations. In other words it is a hub for local groups that offer social activity, support and friendship to the people of Lancashire – groups who put smiles on faces, strengthen communities and make Lancashire a greater place to live, work and play.
Although currently groups are not meeting as they follow government guidelines in response to Covid-19/coronavirus, social groups will have an enormous significance in the coming months and are continuing to prepare for the time when general social activities and support can resume – and people can get back together! All groups are welcome to register and publish with Our Lancashire now, in the hope that with a little more time on their hands, people can be looking for, and looking forward to – new and even more social activity.
Individuals can join and additional benefits include accessing information on funding, training and support, and 6 (15 during coronavirus crisis) free DBS checks for volunteers of groups with less than £150K turnover. Visit the site at:https://ourlancashire.org.uk/ and take a look at what we offer, and the groups and events listed so far.

Colin Rogers
For those who may not be aware, Colin passed away recently (click here for more details and to leave a comment if you wish).

Bill Taylor
For those who may not be aware, Bill passed away on 13th April (click here for more details and to leave a comment if you wish).

Turton & Entwistle and Wayoh Reservoirs walk, 7th March
Simon has posted a report from the recce on 25th February
Dave has posted some images from the walk on the 7th March

Chipping walk, 22nd February 2020
Rosemary has posted a review of her Chipping walk
Simon has posted a review of the Chipping walk

Lytham walk, 8th February 2020
Simon has posted a review of the Lytham walk

Chocolate Fudge Crinkle Biscuits
Here is the recipe for the biscuits shared on the Marton Mere walk, and here is my report on how it went.

The Coffin Trail
One of the walks we do follows part of the Coffin Trail from Grasmere. This historical explanation about it was posted on Facebook recently.

Dates change
The dates of the walks in March have been swapped around.

Scorton Walk, 16th November
Diane’s report is here.

Ian Hegarty success
This was published in The Evening Gazette on Wednesday.

Pond Trail events
The Friends of North Blackpool Pond trail (NBPT) have issued a programme of events for 2020. Click here to see it.

Reports
There are a number of detailed mid-week outings reports for the Naturalists from Owen William, and I’ve copied images and reports of walks from Facebook and put them on the Reports page – admin

Brockholes walk, 2nd November
Diane has submitted a short report with images
Simon has submitted a report

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