I'll re-publish this posting in the hope I attract a new visitor who missed it last month.
*I will open by saying that I am looking for two categories of people:
1. Those who would like to get involved with establishing what wildlife exists already in Cottam and the immediate area, and perhaps recording it on this blog. Send details to email@example.com
2. Those who would like to get involved with general conservation issues. It may well be that any interest in either will come from the same individuals. That's O.K.! Contact me by email - see above.
Think about the following:
Would you like to be involved, as part of the community, to be involved with protecting and enhancing local wildlife?
Would you like to help organise activities that involve local people, and help them to enjoy their community green spaces?
Would you like to help to raise awareness of local wildlife issues?
Then write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Halliwell - Write to me at email@example.com
with your polite comments and great ideas about my proposals.
By way of introduction, I was born in Preston rather a long time ago, and recently moved to Cottam from the Fulwood area. I am the Secretary of the Preston Bird Watching and Natural History Society -
http://www.prestonsociety.co.uk which is the principal reason for wanting to interest other residents in the area to what it has to offer in the way of natural history.
It is hoped that this will lead to a desire to keep the area in as tidy, well-maintained, and pleasant condition as possible, and hopefully instill a sense of pride that leads to a diminishment of the small amount of problems that do exist.
The area is lucky to have so many ponds that are a natural magnet to wildlife in all its forms. Some are overgrown, some contain detritus of some form or other - from footballs and plastic bottles to traffic cones and large patio umbrellas!
I am hoping that in the fullness of time we will have 'bat walking evenings' (there are a lot of bats in Cottam!) and moth-trapping events (there are a lot of those as well, as the bats will attest!) My main interest is in bird life, so there'll be plenty of that as well.
Please help me with your ideas.
Posted by: Steve Halliwell