Tuesday 21 April 2015

Butterfly Park Open Day - 3rd May

The annual New Ferry Butterfly Park Open Day is taking place this year on 3rd May, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be woodland craft demonstrations, art and craft tables, plant sale, cake sale, face painting, BBQ, tombola and raffle, as well as spider identification, nature walks and pond dipping.

The Mayor of Wirral will be opening the day at 11 a.m. It will be a great event for all the family.

Map of location: https://goo.gl/maps/ncwtq

Friday 17 April 2015

Reptile ID and Surveying - 25 April

Cheshire Reptile Identification and Surveying
25th April

9 a.m. to midday
Winsford Library

Join expert Jeff Clarke to learn how to identify and survey the five species of reptile found in Cheshire.

For those wishing to gain more experience another session will be held on 29th April at Delamere and Oakmere Community Centre at 9.30 a.m. Map of location.

Booking is essential and spaces are limited. To book please email Eric Fletcher or telephone him on 01244 383749.

Monday 13 April 2015

Wirral Coastal Walk 2015

The Rotary Club of North Wirral are again organising the Wirral Coastal Walk, which takes place on 28th June.

For more information and sponsorship forms, see the Coastal Walk website www.wirralcoastalwalk.org, or email or telephone 0151 353 9700.

Our Treasurer has raised funds for Wirral Wildlife by doing this walk on many occasions. We are always happy to receive such donations.

Wednesday 8 April 2015

Safeguard Our Seas

We need your help to safeguard our seas

Deadline 24th April 2015

There's not long left to add your voice to the consultation

The Government has just opened a public consultation on a second round of areas that are being considered as Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). We are extremely disappointed that just two of these are in the Irish Sea (off the Cumbrian coast) and five other important sites have been dropped.

The Government is now at risk of failing to achieve its aim of creating a network of nature reserves at sea. It will also delay the desperately needed protection of these areas for years to come.

Save our seas with a letter

Simply write a short letter to the Government with your thoughts and memories about our seas, coast and wildlife – the more personal you can make it the better. Last time it was the personal letters that really made a difference.

Whether you have fond memories of rockpooling in the coast as a child, walking your dog along the beach with your family, angling from a boat, or you feel the marine wildlife that we have off our coast is special in some way, it can all make a difference.

Now is your chance to have your say and influence the Government’s decision.

Send your personal letter to:

MCZ Team, c/o Post Room
Nobel House
17 Smith Square

or simply fill in our easy online response form.

Monday 6 April 2015

Spring Shoresearch - 11 April

Starfish and strawberry anemone. Photo: Emily Baxter

Spring Shoresearch 
New Brighton

Saturday 11th April

10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Come and explore the hidden treasures of the Wirral coastline - a great spot for mussels, crabs, seaweed and much, much more!

Discover the delights of the shores and develop your marine ID skills. Please bring appropriate footwear (good grip wellies or waterproof boots) and clothing.

To book, please telephone 01539 816225 or send an email

For more information see the event listing on the Wildlife Trusts' Irish Sea website:

Wednesday 1 April 2015

April events

Mahé in the Seychelles, home of the jellyfish tree -
the topic of our talk on 10th April

Here are the details of our April events.

Friday 10th April
‘In Search of the Jellyfish Tree: A Conservationist in The Seychelles’
Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall.

7.30 p.m.
An illustrated talk by Martin Varley, Director of Conservation at Cheshire Wildlife Trust. 
Admission £3. All welcome.

Sunday 12th April
Preparation for Open Day in May
New Ferry Butterfly Park

9.30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This will involve sorting out the mobile allotment and the raised bed, tidying up the herb garden, clearing the road, taking a look at the park with fresh pair of eyes - a good job for a new volunteer - and finding anything else that needs doing ready for summer opening.
Stout footwear and waterproofs recommended. Bring a packed lunch.
Public transport available - the Park is next to Bebington Train Station. Map of location.
Contact: Paul Loughnane by email or telephone 0151 645 8937.

Saturday 25th April
A Walk in the Wood Looking at Spring Flowers
Foxes and Thornton Wood, Clatterbridge

2 p.m.
A field trip around Tom’s Paddock, Foxes and Thornton Woods looking at the flora in these ancient woodlands. Thornton Wood has steep slopes in parts and no paths as such. Some car parking is available by the bridge over the M53 motorway at Thornton Common Road near the wood entrance.
Stout footwear and waterproofs recommended.
Contact: Paul Loughnane by email or telephone 0151 645 8937.