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Barn owl by Andy Rouse/2020VISION

The devastation of peat extraction on Chat Moss in Manchester

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... help us run an event to raise awareness of going peat-free
A field full of wildflowers at Freeman's Pasture nature reserve

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... help us plant a native wildflower meadow
A reintroduced large heath butterfly after release

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... fund surveys to inform the reintroduction of endangered peatland wildlife

Protecting wildlife across the North West

Thanks to the support of our members, volunteers and supporters we are able to give wildlife a voice, protect wild spaces and enthuse the next generation with nature across Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.

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Wilder Future
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Campaign for a Wilder Future

The systems and laws that should be keeping nature healthy are failing – both for wildlife and for people. The natural world is in a critical condition, but together we can put it into recovery.

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Boilton Wood at Brockholes Nature Reserve in autumn

Boilton Wood by Alison Wellby


Where to take an autumn stroll

Autumn has a special kind of magic, setting tree leaves alight and spurring wildlife into a foraging frenzy. It’s the perfect time to get outside and experience the wonders of nature, and luckily, there are countless autumn walks in Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside to choose from.

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A jay standing on a tree stump where it has cached some acorns

Jay by Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

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Where to see wildlife in autumn

As the golden glow of autumn sets fiery leaves alight, nature shows no sign of slowing down. Berries burst forth from the bushes, birds and mammals gorge on the autumn bounty and summer migrants leave for Africa, making way for must-see winter birds.

It’s time to wrap up and start exploring.

Where to spot autumn wildlife

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Sir David Attenborough