Category Archives: Sunday Group

New Brighton Street Art, 25th September 2022

New Brighton, once a popular seaside resort, became run-down in the 1960s and 1970s. As part of regeneration work it has become the venue for open-air street art, centring on Victoria Street near the station. We spent the morning touring … Continue reading

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Birkenhead Park, 18th September 2022

Although we have been to Birkenhead Park many times recently, we chose it again because it is near a church that was to be open on a (second) Heritage Open Day. In the park we mostly looked at trees, especially … Continue reading

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Halewood Triangle, 4th September 2022

This was our first Sunday walk since 24th July, the interruption having been caused by the bus strike, then by one of us having a mild case of COVID, and then another of us having a week away. Our plan … Continue reading

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Port Sunlight and New Ferry Butterfly Park, 24th July 2022

New Ferry Butterfly Park doesn’t open until noon, so we strolled through Port Sunlight looking at some familiar trees. Many of them seemed very dry and drooping following the extreme heat earlier in the week. There were hardly any birds … Continue reading

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Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot, 17th July 2022

Not much wildlife this week, as we went to see the new Shakespeare North Playhouse on their “come and see us” opening weekend. Their centrepiece is the 470-seat Cockpit Theatre built of English Oak, by craftsmen using hand tools, to … Continue reading

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Everton Park, 10th July 2022

On a hot and sunny day we went looking for wildflower meadows in Everton Park. Many areas have been left unmowed and there are many bright patches of yellow, complementing the marvellous views over the city and beyond. There were … Continue reading

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Royden Park and Frankby Cemetery, 26th June 2022

Just past Frankby village is a bridleway which passes to the south of Frankby Cemetery, heading straight for Royden Park.  By the side of the path we spotted the protective tent of a nursery web spider, enclosing several Bramble leaves … Continue reading

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Pickering’s Pasture, 12th June 2022

We had a long run on the bus, almost to Widnes. It was an interesting ten miles or more, through Aigburth, Garston, the airport and Hale Village with its thatched cottages. The sun shone most of the day, but there … Continue reading

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Birkenhead Park, 5th June 2022

We were hoping to attend the Picnic in the Park, part of the Big Jubilee Lunch, organised by the Friends of Birkenhead Park to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the 175th anniversary of the opening of the park. Sadly … Continue reading

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Calderstones Park, 27th May 2022

The Sunday group didn’t meet on Sunday 29th May, as we were avoiding the Liverpool FC (partial) victory parade. However, on Friday 27th I went to a tree walk in Calderstones arranged by the park Friends and led by Colin … Continue reading

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