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Sunday 3rd February

Cleaver Heath Workday

Meet Oldfield Road, Heswall at 10 a.m.
Stout footwear and waterproofs recommended, and volunteers should bring a packed lunch if staying for the whole session, which ends between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Further details from Alan Irving, email or telephone 0151 342 2641.

Map of location.


Sunday 10th February

New Ferry Butterfly Park Workday

9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Continued hedge laying and cutting the embankment coppice. When finished cutting the coppice, some primroses (which the volunteers have grown from seed) can be planted in the embankment, expanding the established populations there.

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

Car and cycle parking available on reserve. Good public transport links available. Map of location.

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


Sunday 3rd March

Cleaver Heath Workday

Meet Oldfield Road, Heswall at 10 a.m.
Stout footwear and waterproofs recommended, and volunteers should bring a packed lunch if staying for the whole session, which ends between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Further details from Alan Irving, email or telephone 0151 342 2641.

Map of location.


Sunday 10th March

New Ferry Butterfly Park Workday

9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We will be carrying out the final winter works, removing some encroaching brambles and removing birch trees from the ballast area. It is hoped to plug plant some primroses, greater stitchwort, hedge bedstraw and foxgloves into the hedge banks and embankment area. Alongside this, with help from Wirral Tree Wardens, an apple/ pear tree grafting and spoon carving session will be held. Apple grafting will be of local Cheshire varieties of apples. Please let Paul know if you would like to graft a tree so the appropriate number of root stocks can be purchased. Last year just over half the grafts took. Successful grafts can be distributed to local community groups if you do not want to take your apple graft home. Suggested donation of £5 per apple graft.

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

Car and cycle parking available on reserve. Good public transport links available. Map of location.

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


Sunday 14th April

New Ferry Butterfly Park Workday

9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Preparations for the Open Day will be made, as well as a tool container clear up.

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

Car and cycle parking available on reserve. Good public transport links available. Map of location.

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


Sunday 5th May

New Ferry Butterfly Park Open Day

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Lots to see and do for all the family: art trail, art and craft tables, spider identification, nature walk, pond dipping, tombola, plant sale, cake sale, BBQ.

Entry to the event is free, donations welcome.

No parking at the park during the Open Day, except disabled access. Plenty of parking available in the local area. Good public transport links available. Map of location.

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


Sunday 21st July

New Ferry Butterfly Park Workday

9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Scything around the pond in the morning and Charlie’s Field entrance in the afternoon. This will benefit the spring flowers in the following season. Scything this time of the year has had the most effect on reducing the vigour of the grasses.

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

Car and cycle parking available on reserve. Good public transport links available. Map of location.

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


Sunday 8th September

New Ferry Butterfly Park Workday

9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Scything the Grassland and Charlie’s Field

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

Car and cycle parking available on reserve. Good public transport links available. Map of location.

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


Sunday 8th September

Heritage Walk - An industrial Legacy to Bee and Butterfly Haven

New Ferry Butterfly Park

2 – 3.30 p.m.

The tour will explore the industrial history of this former railway goods yard (brick-making and railway operations), and how this has contributed to the wildlife diversity of the park.  Short walk of only about 600m, but much to see.

Tea and cakes provided at the end of the tour.

The lower half of the Park is disabled-accessible.

Car and cycle parking available on reserve. Good public transport links available. Map of location.

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


Sunday 13th October

New Ferry Butterfly Park Workday

9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Scything the calcareous grassland and BBQ

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

Car and cycle parking available on reserve. Good public transport links available. Map of location.

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


Sunday 10th November

New Ferry Butterfly Park Workday

9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Scything the acid grassland and BBQ

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

Car and cycle parking available on reserve. Good public transport links available. Map of location.

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


Sunday 8th December

New Ferry Butterfly Park Workday

9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hedgelaying

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

Car and cycle parking available on reserve. Good public transport links available. Map of location.

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