Category Archives: Sunday Group

Waterloo, 5th February 2017

We started at Potter’s Barn, a Grade II listed building from 1841. It was intended to be the gate-house (with attached coach house and stables) for a larger estate, and was built as an intentional replica of the farmhouse on … Continue reading

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Sefton Park, 29th January 2017

There were Waxwings reported yesterday (Saturday) at the tunnel end of Scotland Road, so we headed that way in hope. However, although there were plenty of red-berried trees north of the JMU building, some with Redwings in them, there were … Continue reading

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Eastham, 15th January 2017

Our first walk of 2017 might have become a Waxwing hunt if any had been reported in Liverpool, but it seems they have all moved on to Warrington. (But I saw a few last week – see below.) We decided … Continue reading

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Parkgate, 18th December 2016

Our last meeting of the year was to Parkgate, not really for a walk, but for our Christmas lunch at the carvery at the Old Quay. We mooched slowly along from Mostyn Square to the restaurant, on  a lovely bright … Continue reading

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Croxteth Park, 11th December 2016

Along the mile from West Derby Village to Croxteth Hall we noted only Magpies, Goldfinches, half a dozen Canada Geese flying southwards and a Robin on fence. The fields on either side have rare breed cattle. The red hornless ones … Continue reading

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Chester, 4th December 2016

We had planned to go to Ormskirk but the 10.10 train was cancelled at the last minute because of an “incident on board”. We didn’t fancy hanging about at Central for half an hour for the next one, so we … Continue reading

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Wirral Way, 27th November 2016

From Hooton station it’s 1½ miles each way to Hadlow Road station. The path was covered with oak leaves almost all the way along, and some leaves were still falling. The young trees retain their leaves for longer, though. This … Continue reading

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Freshfield, 20th November 2016

We headed down Victoria Road from the station, and into the NT reserve, which is a plantation of Scots Pines, managed for the Red Squirrels. There were plenty of them about, scampering along the ground and up the trees. Most … Continue reading

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Birkenhead Park, 6th November 2016

It felt very wintry, with a brisk north wind. Time for extra layers and gloves! Some trees are still full of green leaves, like Hornbeam and Willow; the Rowans still have leaves, which are mostly red; the Cherry leaves are … Continue reading

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Abercromby Square and St James’s Cemetery, 23rd October 2016

Yet another tree day, this time looking in Liverpool City Centre. First to note are some new ones. Last Sunday I noticed that workmen had just planted twelve young columnar (“fastigiate”) oak trees  in Elliot Street, at the bottom of … Continue reading

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