Sunday 15 September 2013

Gardeners' Question Time at Ness Gardens

Setting up at GQT

On Saturday September 7th The Gardeners' Question Time Summer Garden Party came to Ness Gardens and Wirral Wildlife were invited too.

Peter Gibbs, weather presenter and chairman of GQT

We took along information about wildlife-friendly gardening that proved popular with some of the 2000 visitors who attended. A couple of the GQT team stopped by as well.

Pippa Greenwood, gardener and panel member,
talks to Wirral Wildlife's Barbara Greenwood

You can listen to this episode on the BBC website:

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Wildlife Prize Quiz

Wirral Wildlife is pleased to announce the launch of its 2013 Wildlife Prize Quiz. Copies of the quiz sheet are obtainable from:

Wirral Wildlife Prize Quiz
25 Park West
CH60 9JE

Please enclose a cheque for £1 for each quiz sheet required, payable to Wirral Wildlife, and a stamped addressed envelope.

Alternatively you can obtain copies at one of our meetings or download a copy from our website. 

Sunday 1 September 2013

Park Fields Becomes QE11 Jubilee Site

The wildflower meadow at Park Fields

Park Fields, Parkgate is one of 9 sites in Cheshire to be awarded QE11 Jubilee Status. This nationwide initiative, launched in 2011 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, was aimed at collecting 2012 fields, open spaces, recreation grounds and playing fields up and down the country in recognition of the Jubilee itself. 

The Friends of Park Fields persuaded Cheshire West and Chester Council to put forward the field for this accolade, which protects the open space from change of use or disposal by the Council in perpetuity, and which means that this 41 acre open space will remain available for  future generations to enjoy. In recognition of this achievement, the Friends intend to hold a modest celebratory event on the Cowfield on Saturday 14 September to which members of the public are cordially invited. The QE11 Commemorative Plaque will be presented at the ceremony, which starts at 1 p.m.

A closer view of the wildflower meadow at Park Fields