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Geese feeding at CleveleysGeese feeding in winter at Cleveleys

Yellow horned poppy on the beachYellow horned poppy on the beach

NATURAL WORLD

Natural history from a flock of geese or starlings, or sea holly on the beach

The natural world is all around us - just open your eyes and look

It might be 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.

The Natural World at its best

From the small but amazing through to the obvious and dramatic, the Fylde Coast plays host to some amazing examples of the natural world at its best.

We are on a major migratory path for birds and rare ones often get blown off course to arrive here.

We see huge flocks of geese each year, flying in distinctive V shaped lines, making their loud honking noise. They arrive from Iceland and overwinter on the Fylde, arriving each day at their favourite feeding grounds.

Blackpool is famous for murmurations of starlings with enormous flocks of thousands of birds. They put on fabulous aerobatic displays as they swoop and dive to roost on the piers.

Of course there's also the stunning scenery that changes every day.

In this section you’ll find a mixed bag of things to do with life on the Fylde Coast. From the tame seagulls that live hand-in-hand with residents, to astonishing sunsets caused by dust from Icelandic volcano eruptions in 2011.

Join in

Share a sighting of something that made your day - however huge or small an event it is.

Please send your photos (jpegs) and stories to share through this section.

You can email jane@theRabbitPatch.co.uk

 
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