Category Archives: MNA reports

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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Dibbinsdale 31st July 2016

A productive morning wander around Dibbinsdale. Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria, Hedge Bindweed Calystegia sepium, Water Forget-me-not Myosotis scorpioides and Bittersweet Solanum dulcamara were found beside the path through the reedbed. A mother Coot was escorting her four squealing youngsters through … Continue reading

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MNA Coach Trip Malham, Yorkshire 9th July 2016

The MNA Coach parked beside the Yorkshire Dales Visitor Centre in Malham village and after donning waterproofs against the typical English Summer weather we were soon listing slightly unusual botanical sights like a huge coppiced Laburnum Laburnum anagyroides and a … Continue reading

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Marford and Minera Quarries, Wales 5th July 2016

A natural history packed day as DaveB and I visited a couple of sites in the Wrexham area using public transport. We initially took the train to Chester then boarded Arriva’s 1 bus alighting at the village of Marford famous … Continue reading

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Anglesey & Great Orme June 2016

A few days visiting some familiar sites in Anglesey and the Great Orme in late June proved fruitful. At Breakwater Country Park the initial clouds did give way to some blue sky giving a great backdrop to the dramatic rocky coastline. … Continue reading

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