Wednesday 26 August 2015

Fun In The Park - 29th August

Dawstone Park, Heswall. Photo: The Heswall Society

The newly formed Friends of Dawstone Park in Heswall invite you to Fun In The Park on Saturday August 29th, from 1.30 to 4.30 p.m.

Arrive early and bring a picnic.

Attractions will include a plant stall, cakes, bouncy castle, face painting and live music.

Tuesday 25 August 2015

River Park Bat Walk - 27th August

Pipistrelle bat. Photo: Barracuda1983, Wikimedia Commons.

Bat Walk at Port Sunlight River Park
Thursday 27th August
8.30 - 10 p.m.

Come for a gentle walk and see which bats are flying.

Suitable for adults and children aged 8 and over. Wear suitable clothing for the weather. Bring a torch. Sorry no dogs.

£2 fee per person.
Places are limited and must be booked and paid for in advance, either at Bromborough Pool Garden Centre or at the site office.

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Wirral's Coast: Your Views Wanted

A survey has begun to explore residents’ and visitors’ views on the value of Wirral’s coast. The survey is being carried out as part of the work of the Celtic Seas Partnership project. It is being organised by the University of Liverpool and the North West Coastal Forum with the help of Wirral Council.

Aims of the survey:
• To develop a better understanding about what people value most about the Wirral coast;
• To identify peoples’ views on the environmental issues it faces; 
• To raise public awareness of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and its part in promoting a healthy future for our marine environment.

The findings from the survey will be available on the Celtic Seas Partnership website in late 2015 for use by all those with an interest in Wirral’s coast. 

This survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

To access the survey and take part go to:

or request a paper version by telephoning 0151 934 2966.

Take Part in Red Rocks Reedbed Survey

Red Rocks Reedbed Survey
24th, 25th and 26th August
10 a.m.  to 3 p.m.

Meet 10 a.m. at the end of Stanley Road, Hoylake, CH47 1HN.

Come and find out about the Red Rocks nature reserve.

We will be assessing the reedbed to give an insight into how it is developing and how the management is having an impact. All training and equipment for the survey will be provided. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and waterproof footwear and bring a packed lunch.

For more information email Kevin or telephone him on 07793 249438.

Monday 17 August 2015

Bee and Butterfly Bonanza - 20th August

Photo: Mark Robinson, Flickr

Bee and Butterfly Bonanza
Port Sunlight River Park

10.30 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 - 2.30 p.m.

Meet Tony Parker, Assistant Curator, National Museums Liverpool, and find out which bumblebees and butterflies are out and about. This event is suitable for families and adults alike who want to learn more about these beautiful insects, and how to protect and identify them. No need to book. Meet at Dock Road North car park.

Monday 10 August 2015

River Park Birthday Picnic - 16th August

Sunday 16th August
Port Sunlight River Park Birthday Picnic

Celebrate the River Park's first birthday.

9.30 a.m.
5K run
Cost £5 - book at Bromborough Pool Garden Centre. 

12 noon
Dog Walk
Meeting at Dock Road North car park.

12 - 4 p.m.
Bring a picnic and celebrate with us.

There will be stalls, music and family friendly activities. Meet Rockcliffe Raptors, exotic animals, Wirral Countryside Bees, RSPB, Woodcraft folk, Wirral Hedgehog Rescue and Sustrans. Take the family on a trail. Meet the bird watchers and find out what's visiting today.

Additional car parking at Mersey View for people with poor mobility. Please call 07587 550060 or email Anne Litherland to book.

Sunday 9 August 2015

Butterfly Park Anniversary Celebrations

On Sunday August 9th New Ferry Butterfly Park celebrated being open to the public for 20 years.

1995 was European Nature Conservation Year and Mel Roberts, the Park’s founder invited MEP Lyndon Harrison to officially open the nature reserve. We were very pleased to invite Lord Harrison back again to celebrate the developments at the Park and raise our newly acquired Green Flag.

The Park’s honorary secretary Paul Loughnane said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the second time from Keep Britain Tidy and also we were one of only 25 sites in the country to win a pollinator award, which shows our habitat management for butterflies has also benefited an increase in bee populations here”.

Lord Harrison was pleased to be back to see how much had been achieved and was especially pleased to see how many local volunteers were actively engaged in running the Park.

Thursday 6 August 2015

Butterfly Park BBQ - 9th August

The opening of the Butterfly Park in 1995

Sunday 9th August
Community BBQ: Celebrating 20 Years of New Ferry Butterfly Park Being Open to the Public

New Ferry Butterfly Park
12 noon - 4 p.m.

The park was declared open by Lyndon Harrison MEP in 1995 and now Lord Harrison, Baron Harrison of Chester, is delighted to return and declare the BBQ open. He will also be raising the recently awarded Green Flag. There will be environmental games for all the family to enjoy.

Entry is free but please bring a donation for the BBQ.

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

Saturday 1 August 2015

Butterfly Park closed this Sunday

Due to unforeseen circumstances New Ferry Butterfly Park will not be open this Sunday, 2nd August.