It's really nice how many environment projects there are around even in these difficult economic times. Today I learnt all about the different environment education activities that are happening within the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.
There are so many it was hard to follow everything but it's great to hear passionate people talk about their work with young people and communities to raise awareness and educate on environment and wildlife topics. From toddler groups taking their first steps on nature reserves and school visits to help make vegetable patches and wildlife gardens through to survival skills and habitat management workshops there's something for all ages and abilities. I'm really looking forward to getting more involved with some of these projects in the new year and also in helping with my local Wildlife Watch group.
For now I've enjoyed my first visit to the Brockholes nature reserve just outside Preston. It's quite bare at the moment but as we move into the new year it will begin to flourish. Today you could definitely feel the bitter wind and cold weather but it's still nice to get outside and have a bit of a walk. I even saw a pheasant and some Canada geese, not exactly rare species but I don't often see them in central Preston!