Our next walk
Is at Lytham on the 9th of December, led by Rosemary. Make you own way there and meet at the Railway Station car park at 1pm (click here for a map, opens in a new window).
Our last walk
Was a local one at Scorton on the 11th of November, followed by a meal for members. Bev has sent some photos from the day.
November 8th Presentation
Was given by Howard. It was an informative and entertaining talk about the Isle of Arran, covering Geography, Geology and wildlife. Thank you Howard.
Our 2nd of September walk
Was at Witton Country Park, Blackburn, led by Beverley. Details are here.
Chris Butler has sent some photos from the day here.
And Ting Luo has sent some here.
Photos from our walks
I’m Simon, the webmaster, and you’ve probably met me on the walks. I really need the same wonderful photos that you put on Facebook, for your website. They will be appreciated by those who can no longer walk with us and by those who don’t use Facebook, and they can encourage people to join our group. You can send the photos by email, or you can email a link to a Google Photo Album. Alternatively I can send you a link to upload them to DropBox (it’s easy). My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m happy to receive photos from any of this season’s walks, and the submission form lets you choose which walk they are from.
I look forward to being overwhelmed with images 😊.
Lancaster to Heysham walk, March 2023
Angela Carr has sent in some images from our first walk in this season’s programme. You can view them here.
This Wednesday’s outing location was Elswick
Resident Phil Hodson talked about the affect that a new pond has had on the local wildlife. We met at Elswick Village Hall car park (PR4 3UD) at 11am. Anyone who has been to our buffet lecture will know what a renowned nature photographer Phil is. He is an award winning member of Poulton Photographic Society, and you can see examples of his work here.
Owen and Simon have both submitted reports.
St. Michaels outing, 9th of August 2023
A report has been sent in by Barry, with photos from Howard.
Our 5th of August walk
Was at Arnside, led by Chris Butler. Dave Blant has sent a report here.
Our 22nd of July walk
Was at Windermere, led by Dave and Carol. Details and photos are here.
Our friend, the late Bill Taylor
A plaque has been put on the sea wall at Anchorsholme at the Norbreck end of the promenade.
Pilling Lane Ends outing, 12th of July 2023
Photos have been sent in by Howard
Our 8th of July walk
Was at Ings, near Windermere, led by Chris B. Details are here.
Stanley Park outing, 28th of June 2023
Owen has submitted an informative report here.
Our 24th of June walk
Was at Leighton Moss, led by Julie. Basic details are here.
Our 10th of June walk
Was a circular one at Ormskirk led by Chris W. Details are here.
Our 27th of May walk
Was at Skelwith Bridge led by Dave and Carol. Details of the walk are here.
Heron Way outing, 31st of May
Howard has submitted a report here.
Grizedale Bridge outing, 17th of May
Owen has submitted an educational and entertaining report.
Our 13th of May walk
Was at Hurst Green, led by John Mc Nicholl. Dave Blant has supplied this report with photos.
Midweek outing cancellation
The outing that was moved from Wednesday 26th of April to Wednesday the 3rd of May has now been cancelled as Howard is still testing positive for Covid.
We’ve received the sad news that Doreen Baldwin, an older member who has not been walking with us for a few years but who used to lead walks with Carole, has died today in the hospice. She was a member for many years, and as well as a walks leader she enjoyed the holidays that the Tazikers arranged. In case members would like to attend I will post the date of her funeral when we know it.
Our 29th of April walk
Was at Barrow Bridge, Belmont, led by Chris Wareing. Details are here.
Our 15th of April walk
Was at Sizergh, led by Ann Smedley. Details are here.
Our 18th of March walk
As a result of the leader doing a recce he decided that his walk at Clitheroe on Saturday, the 18th of March, was not possible because of flooding. In his words “it’s impassable and impossible”. He therefore will be leading a walk at Penwortham. Here is a brief description of the walk.
Christina Carter’s Funeral
This took place today, the 20th of March at Carleton Crematorium. The notice from her daughter, and the Order of Service are here.
Our last Presentation of this season
Took place at Forest Gate Baptist Church, and the presenters were Alan Storey and Phil Hodson from Poulton Photographic Society (PPS). They are both renowned Nature Photographers and their images have helped PPS win competitions in this country and abroad. They are also competition winners in their own right. Here’s a link to some of Alan’s images, and here’s a link to Phil’s images.
Our 4th of March walk
Was from Lancaster to Heysham on Saturday the 4th of March, led by Carole Thaw. More information was posted here.
Our 18th of February walk
Was at Wray led by Julie McGough. More information was on the Saturday Walks page here.
Our 4th of February walk
Was at Marton Mere and Heron’s Reach, led by Jean Threlfall. More information was on the Saturday Walks page here.
Our 7th of January walk
Was at Stanah/Skipool in Thornton, led by Chris Butler. More information was on the Saturday Walks page here.
Here’s a report from a recce the day before.
Our 10th of December walk
Was at Lytham on a chilly Saturday morning. There is a report from Simon with images here.
2022 Santa Dash
Here are some photos of 5 Fylde Nats members raising money for Brian House/Trinity Hospice, along with a drone video of the event.
(clickable links are in green throughout the website)
Wednesday Evening Presentations, Parking Restrictions
The parking situation at Forest Gate Baptist Church has changed since last year so it important that you are aware of the new rules. There are only three spaces available for us in the car park and the three who have parked must enter their details into the tablet on the right hand side as you enter the building. Failure to do so may result in a £100 fine.
North Western Naturalists’ Union
We are an affiliated club and normally receive a printed copy of their twice yearly booklet. However they have now started to produce their quite detailed booklet in pdf form. This link will open it in a new window, and there is a link to their website on our Links page.
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