I had been on a Festival Bowland archaeology event last year with Geoff Morries (former County ecologist) and he asked me if I thought that setting up a 'Friends of Bowland' group would be a good idea. To cut a long story short, we agreed that it would, bought each other a drink and covered the back of an envelope with some ideas and here we are now recuiting! Check this link to find out more and be included in future communications. If you are reading this far then you are already a Friend of Bowland - your views and your help would be very much appreciated. We think that a volunteer co-ordinator could help develop ideas and plan activities. Is that you? Let us know.
Moving on to furry friends....Geoff has planned a small mammal identification and recording event in Newton in Bowland on 20th and 21st April. This is not an invitation to bring a stray cat or dog, we're just wanting to see what wildlife there is in Newton community woodland. The event is being organised by the Friends of Bowland and the Greater Manchester small mammals group.