Some Useful links :-


Local Groups. - Arnside and Silverdale AONB - Leighton moss RSPB reserve -  Cumbria Wildlife Trust  - Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside. - Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society. Great for local sightings and events. - RSPB Lancaster local group - Heysham Bird Observatory - Butterfly Conservation Cumbria branch   - Lancashire Moth Group. This group also runs a Facebook page and a Yahoo group. - North Western Naturalists Union -Tullie house Museum and Art Gallery trust     ARGSL (Amphibian and Reptile Group of South Lancashire)    LARA Lancashire Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project   - Swifts in the Community Cumbria - Bird species of Cumbria, with pictures




National resources -Birdguides - up to date Bird  News from all round the UK - British Trust for Ornithology. Get involved with the Bird Atlas  2007-11. - RSPB - Botanical Society of the British Isles. - UK Moths, Ian Kimber's website which is great for the  ID of Moths - Roger Phillips Fungi Website with over 3000 photos of nearly all the species in UK - A good site for Dragonflies for confirming species and sightings/locations from over parts of UK - Bat Conservation Trust - Wildlife Trusts.

UK Tide Tables - National Tidal and Sea Level Facility  (NTSLF), select your coastal town.

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust - WWT is devoted to all things relating to wildfowl  -  Butterfly Conservation - including Butterfly ID - UK Butterflies - Information on Ladybirds, including ID

Bumblebee Identification - Natural History Museum site dealing with bumblebees

MapMate Recording and Mapping Software - An inexpensive but powerful tool for recording birds and other groups