The natural world is all around us, everyday. Whether it’s the starlings pecking for sausage roll crumbs on the high street, or a wild plant growing out of a gutter on the roof of a building, each day there are examples of nature that each of us passes by, often without noticing.
From the small but amazing through to the obvious and dramatic, Poulton-le-Fylde is lucky enough to have surrounding rural areas side-by-side with the suburban landscape which are both home to examples of the natural world at it’s best.
The town centre sees displays of flowers each year, starting with the crocus in the churchyard and carrying on with the bedding plants provided by the In Bloom team. It might not be an obvious place for wildlife but the flowers support a host of insects. The often large gardens of Poulton form a green corridor for wildlife to move through, which is why you’ll find all kinds of garden birds and urban animals like hedgehogs. In the rural areas the fields and hedgerows support all kinds of insects and animals.
In this section you’ll find a mixed bag of things to do with the wildlife at Poulton-le-Fylde. So from the pigeons that care out an existence in the town centre, to the first snowdrops, this is where you’ll find it.
If you want to share a sighting of something that made your day – however huge or small an event it is – then please send your photos (jpegs) and stories to share through this section.
You can email jane@theRabbitPatch.co.uk
Crocus in St Chads Church yard