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Croxteth Park, 19th March 2023

It always seems to rain when we go to Croxteth Country Park, but it wasn’t forecast for today, although it was grey and overcast. Instead of entering from the West Derby end, we took a different bus to the furthest … Continue reading

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Ormskirk, 12th March 2023

What a mild day in comparison to the snow and ice we had in the week! My first (and only) interesting bird of the day was a Common Gull (which aren’t common at all nowadays) on the pavement in Queen … Continue reading

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Chester, 5th March 2023

Grosvenor Park was full of early spring blossom, and would have looked magnificent in sunshine, but the day was dull and overcast. The best display was this Cherry-Plum in spectacular flower at the north east corner. There was a Moorhen … Continue reading

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Royden Park, 26th February 2023

It was a good day for mystery trees, but our first corker was immediately identifiable, a yellow-flowering Mimosa seen from the bus, growing next to the Esso garage in Greasby. How did that get there? We took the bridleway west … Continue reading

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Sefton Park, 23rd February 2023

This was an MNA midweek short walk, starting at the café at the south end of the lake at 11.00. There were 15 of us, including some newer members, although some had to leave early. It was a bright, brilliantly … Continue reading

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Walton Park Cemetery and Rice Lane City Farm, 19th February 2023

It’s been nearly eight years since we were last here, not sure why.  The land that is now Walton Park Cemetery was once the Liverpool Parochial Cemetery, then became the burial place of the poor who died in Liverpool and … Continue reading

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Flaybrick / Tam O’Shanter, 12th February 2023

There’s not a lot to see at Flaybrick at this time of year, although we visited the Tibetan Cherry and stroked its lovely ruby-red shining bark. Last February we spotted some newly-planted Holly trees, with oddly symmetrical leaves, and thought … Continue reading

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New Brighton, 5th February 2023

We walked down from the station to the seafront, where the tide was nearly fully in. The shorebirds can’t access the sand and mudflats then, and they used to gather on the pontoons in the Marine Lake. However, since the … Continue reading

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Sefton Park, 29th January 2023

Back to Sefton Park on a mild, overcast day, with an occasional chilly breeze. Just by the path descending to the southern end of the lake was a lovely surprise, a small tree with emerging pink blossom. I think it … Continue reading

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Birkenhead Park, 22nd January 2023

It was a cold day for our first Sunday walk of 2023, a few degrees above freezing, but at least it wasn’t slippery underfoot. We had limited choice of where to go because all south-bound buses were diverted and disrupted … Continue reading

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