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Eric Hardy Memorial Prize Winner

James Hill (centre) pictured with Dr Gina Hannon (left) and Prof Rob Marrs (right) James Hill of the School Of Environmental Sciences, Liverpool University has been awarded the Eric Hardy Memorial Prize this year for his thesis ‘Continuity and disturbance … Continue reading

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MNA Coach Trip Leighton Moss RSPB 13th November 2016

An exceedingly memorable conclusion to our coach trip programme for 2016. We visited one of our favourite RSPB Reserves at Leighton Moss and members were rewarded by some fantastic sightings. ChrisB and I quickly headed off the coach and through … Continue reading

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Cilcain, Wales 8th October 2016

Richard Surman, Ron Crossley, DaveB and I headed over to Cilcain near Loggerheads in Wales for an Autumnal walk around our usual circuit. Walking up the lane there were a few plants still in flower – Nipplewort Lapsana communis and … Continue reading

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Tree-hunting in Scotland, September 2016

Last week I stayed with my brother and sister-in-law near Stirling and we went about looking (mostly) at trees. One day we went to the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (RBGE). Amongst the prettiest trees there was this Katsura Cercidiphyllum japonicum. … Continue reading

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Bat Walk

If anyone is interested, there is a Bat Walk advertised this Saturday 24th September at 7 pm in Victoria Park, Crosby. Meet at the pavilion, bring a torch.  The notice doesn’t mention bat detectors, but if you have one …

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MNA Coach Trip Malltraeth, Anglesey 17th September 2016

It was back in September 2007 that the MNA last visited Malltraeth, a small village on the south-west coast of Anglesey In 1947 renowned wildlife illustrator Charles Tunnicliffe moved home from England to Malltraeth, his studio ‘Shorelands’ overlooking the Cefni … Continue reading

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Heritage On The Dock

Join Lancashire Wildlife Trust to take a closer look at life under the sea in the waters of Albert Dock. Have a go at plankton fishing, investigate your catch under the microscope, and learn about the vast array of marine … Continue reading

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Dibbinsdale 26th August 2016

Meadow Grasshopper Spent a bit of time this morning in Bodens Hay Meadow patiently trying to photograph the Meadow Grasshoppers Chorthippus parallelus and a few Bumblebees and Solitary Bees that were enjoying the remaining Wildflowers such as Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra … Continue reading

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Blacktoft Sands RSPB, 21st August 2016

This isn’t a full report of the MNA coach trip, just an account of the drama in the afternoon, seen by some of us from First Hide, when a Heron caught a Water Vole, killed it slowly, then ate it. … Continue reading

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North Wales 6th / 7th August 2016

West Shore Llandudno looking towards Great Orme I was over in North Wales for the weekend for a double birthday bash. Managed to have a couple of walks the first was along the beach and coastal path running from West Shore … Continue reading

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