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Myers Allotment Reserve

View over Leighton Moss from Myers Allotment

Myers Allotment Lease.

Following a meeting held between Martin Wain, BC Conservation Officer, and representatives of the Leighton Hall Estate on 13th July 2016, I am pleased to report that the previously expressed concerns regarding our management of the site appear to have evaporated. The Estate expressed delight at the "amazing work" we have done on Myers and have agreed to continue the lease for a further 10 years, subject to a 5 year renewal. Well done Martin!!

Countryside Stewardship Application.

BC Head of Reserves, John Davis, and his team at Head Office are currently working on a Countryside Stewardship application in conjunction with Natural England. If our application is successful, it is anticipated that the agreement will come into force in January 2017 and will help fund management work on Myers over the next few years. Negotiations are still ongoing and further details will follow once the agreement is finalised.

AUTUMN-WINTER 2016/17 WORK PARTIES

Our regular programme of winter work parties will commence on Tuesday, 4th October at Myers Allotnent and will initially be held every Tuesday and Thursday, depending on the weather. We are likely to be working on Myers Allotment at least up until Christmas, but may then move on to other sites in the area if required.

We have a small dedicated team of regular volunteers, but are desperately in need of new blood, so, if you can spare some time, do please come along. Apart from the practical side, these work parties are a highly enjoyable social occasion held in wonderful surroundings.

We normally meet at Myers Allotment at 10am and usually work till about 3.30pm. You will need suitable outdoor clothing and footwear, together with a packed lunch, but all necessary tools are provided. If the weather looks doubtful, it is always best to phone Dave Wrigley after 8am on the day (on 01524 805527), just to check that the work party has not been cancelled.

We are pleased to include Lancashire Wildlife trust work-party details at Warton Crag on our website. They do wonderful work at this location which is one of the finest butterfly sites in Lancashire and one of the finest fritillary sites in the UK. If you can help they would be delighted to see you.

For further details please contact Dave Wrigley
reserves@lancashire-butterflies.org.uk
Tel: 01524 805572

Please note: For all outdoor events you should bring suitable outdoor clothing, waterproofs and boots or similar, a packed lunch and plenty of fluid.

Safety advice and work guidance will be given but we ask all those who attend to take personal responsibility for their own safety and to pay special regard to the trip hazards and the likely presence of tics.

Before a long journey you should always check whether an event has been postponed or cancelled due to poor weather by contacting Dave Wrigley as above.

Please ring the contact above to confirm places, dates and times.

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After

Even if you don't feel like working you will be very welcome to come along and see what we are doing!

To find out more please e-mail Dave Wrigley at reserves@lancashire-butterflies.org.uk

Tel: 01524 805572

A New Reserve for Lancashire Branch

Maurice Avent, Chairman Of Butterfly Conservation and Simon Hodgson, Chief Executive of Forestry Commission England at the opening of Myers Allotment, Silverdale

This 7 hectare site in the Morecambe Bay Limestone landscape is our first reserve dedicated to providing habitat for the High Brown Fritillary.

Since taking over the site on 1st March 2011 volunteers have been hard at work removing scrub and opening up grassland to improve the habitat for butterflies and moths.
The site is now open for visits and you are welcome to come and view progress - and perhaps be inspired to join a work party!


 
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