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Apple Day at Eastham Country Park

30th September 2018

Sunday 21st July

New Ferry Butterfly Park Workday

9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wirral Countryside Volunteers start the annual mowing regime at New Ferry Butterfly Park

when it is hoped to mow the BBQ area before noon before visitors arrive and

in the afternoon venture into Charlie’s Field for further mowing.

The BBQ meadow has responded well to scything with an increase in red clover.

Charlie’s Field has already responded well to the mowing regime and has been surprisingly colonised by 80 or so cowslips. Full training will be given in the use of the scythe.

Free volunteering event, bring lunch and stout footwear. Tools, training and tea provided.

Cycle parking available on reserve.

If driving, please park nearby if you can -

if the volunteers park on site there is little space left for visitors.

Good public transport links available. Map of location.

Contact: Paul Loughnane by email or telephone 0151 645 8937.

Sunday 11th August

The Beauty of Heswall’s Heathland

2 - 4 p.m.

We will enjoy a walk through Cleaver Heath and the Heswall Dales, where the heather will be

in flower and discuss the flora and fauna of lowland heaths, as well as their management.

All the while, we will be enjoying spectacular views across the Dee Estuary.

To book:

The maximum group size will be 20, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Meet at Cleaver Heath nature reserve on Oldfield Road, Heswall, CH60 6SG

Stout footwear is recommended.

Please bring waterproof clothing or sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses) as appropriate.

Bring binoculars if available (not essential). Sorry, no dogs.

Free but donations welcome.