As the BBC series The British Isles: A Natural History comes to an end Edge Hill is launching a short course for enthusiasts keen to study the natural history of the Lancashire area.

The course, A Natural History of North West England, is due to start in the Spring term and will take place over six twilight sessions based at the Ormskirk Campus. Three field trips are planned one to the Sefton coast, including Formby beach recently featured in the BBC series, the West Pennine Moors, and a visit to Hoghton Bottoms near Leyland, as featured in the Radio Lancashire regional links part of the series.

Local experts will lead the sessions introducing a tour of the landscape and natural history of the area, covering the geology of the North West, its glacial landscape heritage and human colonisation, as well as environmental issues in the region.

Nigel Richardson is Head of Natural, Geographical and Applied Sciences at Edge Hill. “This is an ideal opportunity for local people who are interested in natural history to take their interest further. Qualifications and experience are not necessary, just an enthusiasm for the subject. If the BBC series has inspired you to find out more about the natural history of your part of the country then this course is definitely for you.”

For further information about the course contact Nigel Richardson on 01695 584263 or e mail
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