Nature Reserves

Our Winter Visitors

November 23, 2011

During the summer months the North of England welcomes visitors in their hundreds of thousands from all around the globe. Those human visitors drop off after September but we then start to see a different kind of visitor, flying in from colder climes. This morning I spotted two reports of White Fronted Geese arriving from […]

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Brockholes, Preston – “An Unreserved Reserve”

November 11, 2011

Brockholes Nature Reserve just outside Preston is a remarkable initiative of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. I am old enough to remember the building of Britain’s first motorway. And it wasn’t the M1; it was the M6 Preston bypass. For almost forty years I would regularly drive the seven or eight miles from home to join […]

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Nature Reserves in the North of England

November 10, 2011

The North of England has a remarkable number of nature reserves, and I’ve decided to include a directory to many (hopefully most) of these on Around-England.co.uk. For starters I’ve now launched version 1 of a page entitled “The RSPB in the North of England“. At present it contains just a simple listing, a brief indication […]

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The Lakes at Whisby, Lincolnshire

December 5, 2009

This morning my wife and I went for a short walk around the Coot Lake and Whisby Nature Park near Lincoln.  We had a clear blue sky and beautiful light  At Whisby even when the leaves have gone there is a wonderful variety of colour in the browns and golds of the trees, and this […]

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