The Big Butterfly Count is back

Following the fine spring weather we’ve seen the earliest average emergence of butterflies for the last 20 years. It’s vital that we understand how these weather patterns affect butterflies to help protect them for the future. By spending just 15 minutes taking part in this year’s Big Butterfly Count, you will help Butterfly Conservation understand how […]

Taking Action for Insects

 Action for Insects is a campaign led by the Wildlife Trusts, supported by a range of partners who are all determined to reverse the alarming declines in insects and help nature recover across the UK. The Wildlife Trusts hope to inspire and help people take action for insects where they live, learn, work and farm. Just how important are insects to our everyday […]

Biodiversity – Plants that Harm

Do you know about INNS – no not places to eat and drink – Invasive Non-Native Species? The plants we are most likely to encounter in Hyndburn are: – Himalayan Balsam – Well established and extremely invasive. Found at moist and semi-shaded places, waste ground, and thin woodlands; but particularly on soft banks by slow-moving water along canal sides, streams […]

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