Author Archives: Barbara

Birkenhead, 11th November 2018

Not much wildlife today, because we attended the Remembrance Service in Hamilton Square, Birkenhead. So often we have wet or freezing Remembrance Days, but it was brilliantly sunny, with just a chilly breeze. Half way through the service one of … Continue reading

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Hesketh Park, Southport, 4th November 2018

Hesketh Park in Southport is another one of Edward Kemp’s designs, and it was opened in 1868. It features a rather splendid lake and several specialist areas – a Rose Garden, a Sensory Garden and an area of specimen trees. … Continue reading

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Flaybrick Memorial Gardens, 21st October 2018

This was a joint Sunday group / MNA walk, but only one additional MNA member joined us – Roger – so we were a small group.  Since we have been to Flaybrick recently, I won’t mention all the trees we … Continue reading

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Gorse Hill Apple Festival, 14th October 2018

From Aughton Park station we turned right up Long Lane towards Aughton church. The gardens along here have some interesting plants including this yellow Buddleia, which was still flowering beautifully, although we saw no insects on it. Then across Holborn … Continue reading

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Rimrose Valley Country Park, 30th September 2018

It’s definitely autumn now, with a chill in the air and the leaves starting to change colour and fall.  From the station we crossed the very busy Princess Way by the pedestrian bridge. Even by the roadside there were things … Continue reading

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Flaybrick Memorial Gardens, 16th September 2018

Since it was Heritage Open Day, the Flaybrick Chapels were open to the public from 2pm, but we had the morning to mooch around the gardens. I have been studying the tree survey in the Conservation Management Plan (CMP) (see … Continue reading

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Hoylake, 26th August 2018

It was a wet, drizzly day as we trudged down Manor Road and Hoyle Road to the Lifeboat Station on North Parade, then along to the seafront shelter. There was a high tide due just after noon, which brings lots … Continue reading

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Arrowe Park, 19th August 2018

Arrowe Park was once a farm owned by a wealthy Liverpool ship-owner and slave trader called John Shaw. His nephew John Ralph Nicholson Shaw inherited the land in 1829 and set about building Arrowe Hall and a country estate. Arrowe … Continue reading

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Hen Harrier Day, Parkgate, 12th August 2018

Sunday was a national day of protest to mark the opening of the grouse-shooting season and the associated illegal killings of Hen Harriers. Our nearest event was at Parkgate. The tide was out, but the marsh was surprisingly green despite … Continue reading

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Reynolds Park, 5th August 2018

Yet another hot and sunny day, so we ambled slowly down Woolton Hill Road and Church Road, past the water tower on Reservoir Road. That’s the highest point in Liverpool at 292 feet (89 m). On that corner is a … Continue reading

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