It is worth reading Phil Slade in http://anotherbirdblog.blogspot.com/2016/09/ringing-gold.html reporting on a ringing session at Oakenclough. As a strong advocate of increasing woodland cover in Bowland it is good to hear about the newly re-opened Woodland Creation Planning Grant details available here http://www.forestry.gov.uk/england-fif. I have just downloaded a copy of State of Nature 2016 it can be downloaded here http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/stateofnature16 .
Haskayne Cutting Nature Reserve
Seasonal open water, marsh, acid and calcareous grassland (a rare combination in this part of Lancashire) scrub and Keuper sandstone outcrops are all found on this reserve. More than 172 vascular plants have been recorded in the cutting with four different species of marsh orchid in the northern-most section and numerous mosses, liverworts and ferns contribute to the attraction for visiting humans and wildlife. All year round damp conditions are ideal for alder, with grey and goat willow dominating the rest of the site. Silver and downy birch, hawthorn and elder grow in the drier sections. Grid ref. (SD357089)