Wildlife at the reserve
At least 61 species of birds, 291 plants, 13 fish, 108 invertebrates, 12 mammals and 3 species of bats have been recorded in Woodnook Vale LNR.
You may hear Great Spotted Woodpecker and see a Dipper along Woodnook Water. Meadow Brown and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies feed along the embankments in the sunny grassland. Speckled Wood butterflies bask in the woodland edge sunshine, in fact 17 types of butterfly have been recorded in the area by the Hyndburn Butterfly Project!
Roe Deer can often be seen crossing the old railway lines in the early mornings. All year round, you can see the Blue Tits, Great Tits, Bullfinches and Chaffinches flying from one side of the path to the other looking for food.