Sunday, 12 February 2017

Build a Bird or Bat Box

Saturday 18th February
Port Sunlight River Park
1.30 - 3.30 p.m.

Build a bird or bat box from the kits provided. Suitable for accompanied children aged 8 and over.

Boxes will be put up in the River Park or can be taken home for cost price.

Places must be booked in advance.
Contact the Ranger, Anne Litherland by email or telephone 07587550060

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Calling All Photographers!

Peter Miller, Chairman of the Friends of Dibbinsdale, has a challenge for local photographers...

Do you visit Brotherton Park or Dibbinsdale with your camera?

The Friends of Dibbinsdale are going to produce a calendar for 2018 and invite everyone to submit their photos of the reserve. The best will be selected for the calendar.

Get snapping! We look forward to seeing what you come up with. The details are below.

As part of our continual aim to promote the enjoyment of visiting Brotherton Park and Dibbinsdale Local Nature Reserve, we wish to produce a calendar for 2018, which will highlight the beauty and diversity of the landscape, wildlife and flora through the seasons.

WE THEREFORE INVITE ALL YOU BUDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS, WHATEVER SKILL LEVEL, to visit the reserve and submit digital pictures which best capture the Reserve’s diversity. All we ask is for you to submit your digital picture(s) by email as a jpeg, no more than 4MB per photo, and preferably in landscape. Please add any notation you consider appropriate. 

When submitting your image could you please reference your file and the email subject heading with your telephone number. This is necessary for us to ensure the image and the submitter are cross referenced when we start the selection process.

During October/November we will, together with Wirral 20 Photography club, decide on 12 photos which will be submitted for printing.

If you have any queries regarding the above then please email the Friends of Dibbinsdale

Friday, 10 February 2017

Change of Speaker at Tonight's Talk

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have a change of speaker to the one advertised for tonight's talk at Heswall Hall.

Here are the new details for the talk:

Friday 10th February

‘A Traditional Wirral Orchard Under Threat: Networks, Roots and the Human Ecosystems’

Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall
7.30 p.m.

Dave Ellwand of Wirral Tree Wardens will give a talk about the threat to Brimstage Hall Orchard.

Admission £3. All welcome.

Thanks to Dave for filling in at the last minute.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Wirral Wildlife Prize Quiz

There was a fish theme to the quiz.
The answer to number 37 was Seahorse.
Photo: Richard Cox.

Congratulations to everybody who entered the Wirral Wildlife Prize Quiz 2016 and thank you all for your support! There were nine entries with all correct answers – Mrs S Abrams, Liz Kenny, Mr John Mycock, Julia Oxley, Vivienne Pitcher, Mrs D R Platts, Helen Smith, Linda Sutton and Bill Wonderley. Very well done all of you. The prize goes to Julia Oxley who was selected in the random draw.

For the answers see

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Transition Town Burbo Bank Talk

Transition Town West Kirby are holding a talk about the Burbo Bank wind farm extension.

Thursday February 2nd
Burbo Bank Extension - The Journey

West Kirby Arts Centre
29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby

Admission free, donations welcome

A talk by Lee Rollason of Dong Energy

The presentation will highlight the evolving offshore wind sector, with Burbo Bank as a case study.

Wildlife Quiz

This is just a reminder that the closing date for the Wirral Wildlife Prize Quiz 2016 is 31 January 2017.

If you haven’t sent in your entry yet then it is time to do so.

You can download the quiz here:

RECORD Newsletter

Our friends at RECORD have produced a new newsletter which you can download and read at:

Contents include:
Wildlife on your doorstep, New species in Cheshire, Hoverflies and my garden, Winter Beetling,  What to look out for in the coming months and Upcoming events in Cheshire.

Well worth a look.