Monthly Archives: October 2015

Trans-Pennine Trail 11, Gateacre to Halewood, 25th October 2015

Before we started on this last (for us) section of the TPT, we looked at the sign on the north side of Belle Vale Road at the end Childwall Valley Road, which says “In commemoration of the sixtieth year of … Continue reading

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Dibbinsdale 25th October 2015

Honey Fungus A damp, cool Autumnal feel to the air for my morning wander around Dibbinsdale. A nice start with a cluster of Honey Fungus Armillaria mellea on the fallen Beech Tree Fagus sylvatica beside the path sloping down from … Continue reading

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Stadt Moers Park, Whiston, 18th October 2015

There was a late-blooming wild Rose in the hedgerow near Whiston Station, and five Mute Swans passed high overhead. Ivy was coming into bloom, already attracting Hoverflies, and one fence had a mass of flowering Russian Vine spilling over it. … Continue reading

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MNA Coach Trip Tatton Park 11th October 2015

Last MNA Coach Trip of the year. We dropped off ten members who were to have a guided walk around Rothsherne Mere before walking across to Tatton Park. The remaining seven of us stayed on the coach the short distance … Continue reading

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Tatton Park Garden, 11th October 2015

Seven members stayed on the coach to Tatton Park, some to see the deer, but my goal was the garden, to look at the trees and learn some of the rarer ones. On the lawn of Charlotte’s Garden was a … Continue reading

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Gorse Hill Apple Weekend, 10th October 2015

Gorse Hill Nature Reserve has an orchard, growing traditional old varieties of apple (and a few pears), and celebrates them in the autumn with an Apple Festival. The Sunday Group would have gone on 11th, but the MNA coach to … Continue reading

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Dibbinsdale 4th October 2015

Clustered Bonnet Despite the weather being dry for the past week I was hopeful to find some Fungi during my morning wander around Dibbinsdale. A mixture of common species to begin with Candlesnuff Fungus Xylaria hypoxylon, Porcelain Fungus Oudemansiella mucida, … Continue reading

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New Ferry, 4th October 2015

Another lovely day, sunny and bright. The terminus of the 464 bus is next to an open field with a river view, which is part of Shorefields Nature Park. It overlooks the mud flats where the Great Eastern was broken … Continue reading

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Peru September 2015

After visiting Belize and Guatemala last year to indulge in a bit of Mayan culture now it was the turn of the Incas¬†with a couple of weeks in Peru. We¬†experienced a variety of sites including the inevitable Machu Picchu, the … Continue reading

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