Ecology For All

10am-3pm, meet at Rossall Point, Fleetwood


  • Familiarisation with sand dune species and their xerophytic adaptations. Zonation and succession
  • Bird survey of sand dune systems (psammoseres) Random quadrat survey to establish plant species density

Our Ecology courses are now all finished. Thank you so much to everyone who came along as well as our partners at the Royal Society of Biology and Wyre Council who made the courses happen. A review of the courses with all the data we collected is coming soon! 

10am-3pm, meet at Riverside Room


  • Familiarisation with salt marsh species, halophytes and salt tolerance
  • Formation of salt marshes
  • Saltmarsh transect (line transect, (survey to establish type of zonation)

Sand Dunes
18th July, Fleetwood

10am-3pm. Meet at Riverside Room , Stanah

  • Familiarisation with species of small mammals at the country park
  • Population survey of small mammals
  • Bird survey of the salt marsh and surrounding area
  • Wildlife photography techniques and practice

11am- 4pm, meet at RNLI Fleetwood


  • Familiarisation of the species within the bay (trawled on the day)
  • Establishment of food chains and food web within the bay
  • Bird survey

Six exciting and varied venues are the setting for an opportunity to know and understand more about the habitats in and around the Wyre Estuary. No previous knowledge is required, just a passion for natural history! 

Morecambe Bay Food Web
11th July, Fleetwood

Muddy Shores

​16th May 2019, Knott End beach

10am-3pm, meet at Springfield House


Familiarisation with freshwater species and surrounding flora
Biotic indices
Measuring abiotic factors and their influences/ effect on the health of a river
Interventions to improve water quality

Freshwater Ecology 

4th July 2019, Scorton​​

The Royal Society of Biology in Partnership with Wyre Rivers Trust and Wyre Council Offer...

Small mammals, birds and wildlife photography
16th July, Stanah, Wyre Estuary Country Park

10-3pm, meet at Knott End Car Park


  • Familiarisation with species on the shore
  • Introduction to binomial nomenclature (scientific names)
  • Classification
  • Littoral zonation
  • Strand Lines
  • Personal Research

6th June, Stanah, Wyre Estuary Country Park