Category Archives: Sunday Group

Eastham Woods, 12th December 2021

What a surprise! A clear, calm, dry day, and the sun even shone. Right off the bus, on the busy New Chester Road, I noticed that the severely trimmed Hawthorn hedge was full of lichen. Despite all the traffic, the … Continue reading

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Calderstones Park, 5th December 2021

At last, a dry day, although it was cold, dark and overcast. As always in Calderstones, it was the trees that drew our attention. Four or five were down, and there were many more broken branches, the results of last … Continue reading

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Botanic Gardens, Churchtown, 28th November 2021

We haven’t been lucky with the weather this year, and to top it all, this week we had snow when it isn’t even December!  To be fair, it was only a light dusting of sleet in the aftermath of Storm … Continue reading

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New Brighton, 21st November 2021

It was a very bright and sunny day, but with a chilly north wind. The last of the leaves of the street trees are coming down. Just outside Wallasey Grove Road station we spotted a Buzzard being mobbed by crows.  … Continue reading

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St James’ Gardens, 14th November 2021

This morning we went to the Service of Remembrance at Liverpool Cathedral. In previous years the service has been held at the Cenotaph in Lime Street, but it’s still all blocked off with road works. The Cathedral site was a … Continue reading

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Newsham Park, 7th November 2021

It was a bright sunny autumn day, but with a bitter north wind. The lake had the expected Canada Geese, Mallards, Black-headed gulls, a few Herring gulls, Coots, Moorhens, a pair of Mute Swans and, to our surprise, a single … Continue reading

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Sefton Park, 31st October 2021

Oh heck, another wet and soaking day! It started well enough, mild and sunny at the south end of Sefton Park lake. The trees were on the turn and the usual birds were there, although not in great numbers – … Continue reading

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New Ferry, 24th October 2021

We really ought to come here more often. The terminus of the 464 New Ferry bus is at Shorefields Nature Park, south of Rock Ferry, which has been an SSSI since 2002. A grassy open space overlooks an area of … Continue reading

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Freshfield, 10th October 2021

From Freshfield station we turned towards the sea, down Formby’s “Millionaire’s Row”, Victoria Road.  It was a fine warm autumnal day, with the leaves beginning to fall and to rustle underfoot.  We were aiming for the National Trust Formby Pinewoods … Continue reading

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Port Sunlight, 3rd October 2021

We had planned to go to Gorse Hill Apple Festival but we found that there were engineering works on the Ormskirk line, and since there was to be a big football match later in the day, the rail-replacement buses coming … Continue reading

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