Recent Wildlife Sightings – 31/03/2024

Written by: Cornelius Jones A month into meteorological Spring, the Tawd Valley Park is alive with signs of the warmer months beginning. The Pink-footed Geese skeins have vanished, and Redwings are no longer calling from the treetops, having returned to their breeding grounds in Greenland and Scandinavia, respectively. However in their place, Chiffchaffs are singing … Read more

Recent Wildlife Sightings – 12/03/2024

Written by: Cornelius Jones The signs of Spring are really beginning to show in the Tawd Valley. In and around the Allotment site, dozens of smooth and palmate newts are being seen, and the scrape near the orchard currently holds a good amount of frogspawn. Within the coming weeks, frog and newt tadpoles will hatch … Read more

Recent Wildlife Sightings – 27/02/2024

Written and photos by: Cornelius Jones It’s been a busy few weeks for the wildlife of the Tawd Valley Park. Buzzards have been seen competing for mates, and Sparrowhawks and Kestrels continue to hunt in and around the Valley. At this time of year, birds are laying claim to their nesting territories, and some are … Read more


Ribble Rivers Trust, in collaboration with the Environment Agency and West Lancashire Borough Council, is excited to be starting the construction of a new wetland at Tawd Valley Park, Skelmersdale. Friends of Tawd Valley are really looking forward to this new wetland project. The beauty and benefits it will bring to the Tawd Valley Park, it’s river and … Read more

Recent Wildlife Sightings – 28/01/2024

Written by: Cornelius Jones It’s been a busy few weeks for the wildlife of the Tawd Valley Park. First of all, Roe Deer have been sighted throughout the woodland areas of our Valley, mainly during the short period of snow and ice. Large mammals finding refuge and feeding grounds right in the centre of Skelmersdale … Read more

Miyawaki Woodland Tree Planting

An exciting volunteer opportunity has arisen and we would love for you to be involved. Details below: Miyawaki Woodland Tree Planting at Mill Lane Play Area Project Approximate Dates for Planting 15th – 17th February 2024 Up Holland Parish Council is seeking volunteers to assist with tree planting and would particularly like community groups and … Read more

Recent Wildlife Sightings – 07/01/2024

Written by: Cornelius Jones It’s been a quiet few weeks in the Tawd Valley, with the cold and wet weather keeping most of the wildlife out of view and sheltering from the conditions. No mammals have been seen lately other than the Grey Squirrels, which are present throughout the Valley. However, a variety of birds … Read more