A celebration of Rossendale Wildlife
Pictures below are from the book "Wild Valley" compiled by former Police Wildlife Liaison Officer Dale Pollard. Photographers:- Brian Oldfield, Les Schofield, Christopher Mannion and Graham Brennan. (Move your mouse over the images for the photographer's credit.)
Note - Les now lives in Somerset and has his own website Les Schofield Photography where you can see more of his wonderful nature and landscape photographs and order prints on line.
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Featured below:- badger, fox, green woodpecker, wheatear and kingfisher
The 95 page book contains almost 120 colour images, descriptive text and both common and botanical names of some of Rossendale's flora and fauna. Proceeds from the sale of the book were donated to the R.S.P.B. the R.S.P.C.A. the Lancashire Badger Group and the Rossendale Search & Rescue Team.
little owl, pygmy shrew, redstart and roe deer
Species are catalogued as :- Upland, Water Ways, Woodland and Gardens, and Meadowland. TV wildlife presenter Bill Oddie (born in Rochdale) has written a message of support in the book and former Rossendale MP Sir David Trippier has written the foreword.
song thrush, sparrow hawk, spotted orchid and a wild flower meadow
All images above © the respective photographers