A mini-guide to Lancashire wildlife events in June

Volunteers and education officer Tim Burrows, centre, at Brockholes - By Alan Wright

Volunteers and education officer Tim Burrows, centre, at Brockholes - By Alan Wright - Credit: Archant

June is the perfect month to get out and about and spot Lancashire wildlife

2nd - Pram Walk, Brockholes. A popular weekly event for mums and dads to take their tiny tots for a gentle, guided walk around the Preston nature reserve. Also June 9, 16, 23 and 30, between 10am and 11am. www.brockholes.org

3rd - Toddle Together, Brockholes. Another event for the tinies. 11am-noon. www.brockholes.org

3rd - Midweek Meander, Brockholes. A leisurely guided walk to see some of the wonderful wildlife. Also Wednesday, June 10, 17, 24. 1.30pm-3pm. www.brockholes.org

4th - Health Walk, Brockholes. Do as much as you like, at your own pace and then build up your fitness as the month goes on. Also June 11. 10am-11am. www.brockholes.org

5th – Evening Bat Walk, Clitheroe. Watching and listening for bats at Brungerley Park. 9pm-11pm.Details at www.lancswt.org.uk

6th – Bees in Britain, Croston. Join the Croft Volunteers and the Wildlife Trust as we try to spot some of the 237 types of UK bee. 9.30am-noon. Contact Tim on 01257 603339. www.lancswt.org.uk

6th – Introduction to photographic workshop, Heysham Nature Reserve. With expert Ben Hall. For more information www.lancswt.org.uk

7th - Reserve Walk, Brockholes. An insight into the wildife and workings of the reserve on first Sunday of every month. 10am-noon www.brockholes.org

10th – Bird Talk, Mere Sands Wood. Bird expert Peter Smith will talk on the bird species of Lancashire. Organised by the Friends of Mere Sands Wood. 7.30pm. More details www.lancswt.org.uk

13th - Wigan Flashes Open Day. Meet the Wigan reserves team (stars of Countryfile) and learn about the work they are doing for wildlife. Also lots of wildlife-themed events for children. 10am.

17th – Summer Wildflower Walk, Croston. Join The Croft Volunteers and the Wildlife Trust on to find wildflowers near to the pretty West Lancashire village. 7pm-9pm. Contact Tim on 01257 603339.

21st – Jane Austin’s Emma, Brockholes. Forget the TV, you can see this production while enjoying a picnic in the meadow area of the reserve. Starting at 5pm, details and tickets on 01772 87200 or www.brockholes.org

27th – Wildflower Walk, Mere Sands Wood. Enjoy the flowers of the Rufford reserve’s meadow and heath areas with flower expert David Earl. 2-4pm. Details at www.lancswt.org.uk