Children roll up sleeves to help wildlife

The volunteers at work.
The volunteers at work.

More than 100 volunteers gave up their time to help create homes for Morecambe Bay’s animal and plant life.

Half of them were children from Archbishop Hutton’s Primary School, Warton, Yealand Primary School and Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, Carnforth.

The Warton Volunteering for Nature Day included activities at Warton Crag and Hyning Scout Wood, such as habitat management across more than three acres, cutting back shrubs, coppicing trees and pruning woodland bramble to make space for wildflowers and butterflies. Five metres of dry stone wall was also repaired.

Volunteers we joined by Seamus, an Irish Cob, who pulled out large tree trunks at the crag which were too large for people to handle.

It was run by the RSPB, Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Butterfly Conservation as part of the Morecambe Bay Limestones and Wetlands Nature Improvement Area project.