Monday 29 July 2013

Upcoming Events

Bumblebee. Photo: Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel

Saturday 3rd August

Get The Buzz: Wild Bee Identification and Biology Workshop - New Ferry

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Morning session at Windsor Close Community Centre, Windsor Close, New Ferry, Wirral, CH62 5BX. Free Parking in Woodhead Street, New Ferry.

Afternoon at the Butterfly Park looking for resident wild bees and learning how to identify  them and how they live. Led by Tony Parker (Liverpool World Museum). Funded  by the "Your Wirral" Imago grant.

Free event.

Note: Morning session aimed at adults and teenagers, not suitable for young children. Afternoon session, suitable for children.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Telephone Hilary Ash 0151 327 5923

Leasowe Lighthouse. Photo: Jim Media

Sunday 4th August

Dunes to the Deep - Leasowe Lighthouse

11 a.m - 4 p.m.

Join us during National Marine Week for a day of seashore fun for all the family, including guided walks with local experts, face painting, children’s crafts, shore searches and a special sand sculpture competition open to everyone.

Free event.

For more information contact Cheshire Wildlife Trust on 01948 820728.

Monday 22 July 2013

Scything and Lunchtime BBQ - 28th July

Orange Tip Butterfly. Photo: Neil Phillips

The first of three scything tasks at New Ferry Butterfly Park takes place this weekend, organised by Wirral Countryside Volunteers.

Sunday 28th July
Scything To Success

9.30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Meadow-scything at the butterfly park, beginning the annual mowing regime. We'll start by the pond, maintaining the grassland for springtime flowers such as Ladies' Smock (larval food plant of the orange-tip butterfly) then move onto rougher areas of calcareous grassland. 

Lunchtime BBQ pot luck! - so please bring a contribution to cook & share.

Stout footwear and waterproofs recommended. New volunteers VERY welcome, experienced volunteers will be on hand to start you off scything.

Public transport available - the Park is next to Bebington Train Station. Map of location.

For more information, contact Paul Loughnane by email or telephone 0151 645 8937.

Monday 15 July 2013

Dibbinsdale BBQ and Open Day

The Friends of Dibbinsdale are holding a BBQ and Open Day on Saturday 17th August.

For more information about the group and this event, see

Monday 8 July 2013

A Buzz at Thurstaston

18 participants attended this workshop run by Carl Clee and Tony Parker from Liverpool World Museum.

We learned much about the classification and habits of both solitary bees and bumblebees, especially those found on the Wirral and in North Wales. The importance of gardens and allotments for foraging bumblebees was pointed out. Suitable plants and nesting boxes were discussed.

We were all a lot better informed by the time it came to our walk outside and with the help of Carl and Tony were able to see at least 8 different species.

The next Bee Workshop is on Saturday August 3rd in New Ferry.

A morning session at Windsor Close Community Centre, New Ferry, followed by the afternoon at New Ferry Butterfly Park looking for resident wild bees and learning how to identify them and how they live.

Led by Tony Parker (Liverpool World Museum). Funded  by the "Your Wirral" Imago grant.

Booking is ESSENTIAL
Cost: FREE
Contact: Hilary Ash by email or telephone 0151 327 5923.