Barrow's Wildside is an exciting new project that aims to improve green spaces in Barrow for wildlife and the local community. Being outside and closer to nature improves your well being too! Loads of exciting plans are being planned for young and old alike. You and your family can get involved in walks, training, practical conservation work.
Summer Wildlife Surveys in Barrow
Wed 13 July - Park Road Woods - meet car park near former Owl Centre off Park Rd.
Wed 27 July - North Scale meadows - meet Fire Station, Mill Lane, Walney SD 181 693
Thurs 4 August – Biggar Bank – meet the Roundhouse, Walney SD 178 675
Events and activities
Sun 19 June
‘The amazing wildlife of South Walney Nature Reserve’
Guided walk looking at waders and wildfowl. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet South Walney Nature Reserve. Grid reference SD 204 632. Cumbria Wildlife Trust 01229 471066
Sat 2 July 10-12noon
'North Walney Beach Clean'
Your chance to do your bit. Equipment provided, suitable for children aged 8 and over. Meet at West Shore/Earnsea Bay car park. Grid reference SD 171 698. Organised by Natural England 07786 482884
Thurs 7 July 9.30pm-11pm
'What glows in the dark?'
Guided walk to Foulney Island Nature Reserve, hopefully to see female glow worms. Bring a torch, suitable for aged 8 and over. Meet in the car park Foulney Island Resrve. Grid reference SD 234 655.Organised by Cumbria Wildlife Trust 01229 471066