Author Archives: Sabena Blackbird

NEXT MNA COACH TRIP BEACON FELL 16th OCT 2019

WE STILL HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE ON THE NEXT COACH TRIP TO BEACON FELL IF YOU CANT GET THROUGH TO SEEMA PLEASE CONTACT SABENA VIA E-MAIL TO BOOK YOUR PLACE chairman@mnapage.info Sat 26th Oct Beacon Fell CP. Type: Coach Trip Where we … Continue reading

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MNA Fungi Foray Dibbinsdale 29th Sept 2019

The hardy members of the MNA who ventured into a rather wet and squelchy Dibbinsdale for the annual fungi foray were rewarded by a few nice mycological finds. Stump Puffball Lycoperdon pyriforme, Dryads Saddle Polyporus squamosus, King Alfred’s Cake’s Daldinia concentrica, … Continue reading

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FUNGAL FORAY DATE CHANGE

CHANGE OF DATE FOR FUNGAL FORAY DUE TO STATION CLOSURES DURING THE GIANTS EVENT THE FUNGAL FORAY HAS NOW BEEN MOVED TO THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY – 14th OCTOBER Sun 14th Oct Dibbinsdale Type: Outdoor meeting Where we are meeting: Meet … Continue reading

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Coach Trip Conwy Valley Change of Time

JUST A GENTLE REMINDER REGARDS THE LATER START TO OUR CONWY VALLEY COACH TRIP Sat 14th July Coach. Cwm Penamnen – Blaenau, Conwy Valley. Type: Coach Trip Where we are meeting: 8.30 Rocket (Crimpers), 8.45 William Brown Street, 9.00 Conway Park Station, … Continue reading

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MNA Coach Trip Miller’s Dale Derbyshire 23rd June 2018

A wildlife packed day walking the Monsaldale Trail along Miller’s Dale – the third in our series of Derbyshire Dales. Some of our long standing members mentioned that we had in fact visited here before – way back in 1994! … Continue reading

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MNA Coach Trip South Stack 9th June 2018

Fabulous visit to South Stack RSPB reserve with some lucky members viewing Orcas! As well as the tiers of nesting Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittewakes, Fulmars etc. there was plenty of activity from Choughs and a whole host of minibeasts and wildflowers. Here’s … Continue reading

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More Bird Photos by Chris Derri

Corn Bunting – Moss Lane, Rainford Oystercatcher – Leasowe Pale Belled Brent Geese – West Kirby Marine Lake Red-breasted Merganser – New Brighton Marine Lake Redshank – West Kirby Marine Lake Scaup – West Kirby Marine Lake Stonechat – Red … Continue reading

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Bird Photos by Chris Derri

Black-tailed Godwits – Carr Lane Pools Grey Partridge – Carr Lane Pools Buzzard – Carr Mill Dam Goldcrest – Carr Mill Dam Nuthatch – Carr Mill Dam Goldfinch – Moss Lane Rainford Great Crested Grebe – Eccleston Mere Long-tailed Tit – … Continue reading

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Friends Of Princes Park Bird Walk This Saturday 24th Feb

Saturday 24th Feb: 11:30am: birds Bird walk to see and hear winter birds. One hour. Meet at Sunburst Gates.

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Pennington Flash CP 27th January 2018

Some pics from the MNA visit to Pennington Flash Scarlet Elf Cup Sarcoscypha coccinea Black Witches Butter Exidia glandulosa Dogwood Cornus sanguinea Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata Silver Leaf Fungus Chondrostereum purpureum Orange Algae Trentepohlia sp.

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