The Pennington Flash Event has been cancelled for today Sunday 26/05/2024

L.O.S. Friday Night Presentation - 3rd May 2024

Our final Derby Room presentation for the 2023/24 season is on Friday 3rd May 2024 at Leigh Library.

This illustrated talk will be presented by Alan Bedford whose subject is:

How the Estuary Works for Birds!

In his presentation Alan will explain the ecology of estuaries and why they are so productive (with an emphasis on saltmarshes).
"The UK is Internationally important for its coastal birds. Any bird watcher knows that our estuaries offer a real spectacle during the winter months and the NW estuaries together can support over 700 000 birds during this period. This talk looks at what the sandflats, mudflats and saltmarshes have to offer birds at these peak times and throughout the year."
We meet at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start upstairs in the Derby Room at Leigh Library. Admission is free although it would be nice if you would buy a raffle ticket to support further presentations like this one. 
Everyone is welcome, so why not come and join us.

L.O.S. Fieldtrip to St. Aidan's RSPB - Sunday 14th April 2024

Our next fieldtrip is on Sunday 14th April to St. Aidan's RSPB. Please note that this is a change to the destination originally advertised as there is extensive flooding at Blacktoft Sands RSPB and the site is temporarily closed.

Meet at Doctor’s Nook Car Park (over the road from Leigh Library) at 7:30 am. If you are going straight there the address is St Aidan's Nature Park, Astley Lane, West Yorkshire, LS26 8AL

Please come prepared for wet/cold weather and bring sufficient food and hot beverages  to last the day. Non-RSPB members may have to pay a car parking fee.

The trip will be led by Keith Williams and you don’t need to be an experienced bird watcher to attend - we are a very friendly and welcoming group. 

Information about all our forthcoming field trips can be found here:
Please also note that whilst all reasonable care will be taken, the officers, committee and field trips’ leaders accept no responsibility for loss, damage, injury or fatality, howsoever suffered while on any field trips. Our public liability insurance does not cover non-members.

L.O.S. Friday Night Presentation - 1st March 2024

' Walk in the Woods'

A talk by Dr. Kevin Briggs

Kevin’s presentation will focus on the nesting behaviour of four species; Pied Flycatcher, Nuthatch, Blue Tit and Great Tit. Based on many seasons of his in-the-field monitoring and shot through with over fifty years of the speaker’s ornithological nous, the talk will give us an intimate look at their breeding habits within a number of woodland study sites in our area.

Please meet in the Derby Room upstairs at Leigh Library at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.  
Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Greenheart Landscape Recovery Scheme Workshop

Join us to share your thoughts about local green spaces, and learn more about the Wigan Greenheart Landscape Recovery Scheme 💚
Book your FREE place on a 'Your Greenheart Landscape' Community Workshop (hosted by Lancashire Wildlife Trust) here: