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It’s been a while since I’ve visited our local Wildlife Trust reserve, Mere Sands Wood but this morning I managed to dodge the frequent torrential downpours and thunderstorms to see how the rather damp summer has been affecting one of my favourite nature reserves.┬áTo say everything is just a ‘little green’ would be to downplay the state of things. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much undergrowth and even the ‘scrapes’ behind the reserves visitors centre were awash with flowers and grasses. It is good that we are finally…

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It doesn’t seem like 2 minutes since we were away enjoying ourselves on Anglesey but it’s been almost 2 months and no matter how hard we tried we’ve not realy managed to get out sea fishing or walking anything like as much as we wanted. As per usual there hasn’t been any specific reason for this except for the normal reasons most home owners have such as those last minute fixes that you’ve put off but desperately need doing before winter sets in and it’s too late. Well, we’ve done…

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The weather here in Lancashire has been truly fantastic this last week and even though we’ve had a few very heavy showers we’ve managed to get out a couple of times. One mini walk round Mere Sands Wood nature reserve where the Marsh Orchids were flowering in the ‘meadow walk’, not much bird activity as I guess it’s too hot for them. The other trip was last Saturday evening where we went to Mere Beck to have a quick practice with our new fly fishing gear. With the weather being…

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I was determined to get out for a walk on Sunday even though the weather was a bit overcast so I paid a long over due visit to one of our local nature reserves, Mere Sands Wood, which is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside. This reserve has always been a favourite of mine, not only because it’s almost on our doorstep, but due the the huge variety of flora and fauna that can be seen without the use of any special equipment. As I…

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