Tag: Wildlife

Mere Sands Wood

Mere Sands Wood is a small nature reserve set around several lakes, which is operated by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust.  The area was originally planted with woodland during the mid 19th century, however there were large amounts of sand deposits which were extracted for industry during the 1970’s and 80’s.  After the sand extraction was…


Formby Point

Formby Point is a National Trust site between Southport and Liverpool.  The site is important as it hosts an isolated population of red squirrels that inhabit a small stand of Scots Pines. The pine cones grow on slender branches which provide food for the red squirrels, but are out of reach of the heavier greys,…