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Sunday 5th November

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.


Friday 10th November

‘Chester Zoo: Acting for Wildlife in the UK Too’

Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall

7.30 p.m.

A talk by Sarah Bird from Chester Zoo.

Admission £3. All welcome.


Sunday 12th November

New Ferry Butterfly Park Workday

9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Scything and Coppicing
Improve and hone those scything techniques and maintain summer flowers on the acid grassland by scything. Alternatively coppicing on the Embankment Coppice, a mixture of mainly hazel and ash. They will provide hedge stakes for hedgerow restoration projects through Wirral and help provide spaces for the developing woodland flora to expand. Some hazel shrubs to be planted into this area.

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 December

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 December

New Ferry Butterfly Park Workday

9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Scything, Coppicing and Wirral Countryside Volunteer Tree Nursery Restoration

Charlie’s Field will be scythed to develop this wildflower grassland further and the hedge bank there weeded. Coppicing will continue on the embankment. The Wirral Countryside Volunteers tree nursery will be restored and tree stock organised.

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 7th January 2018

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 7th January

New Ferry Butterfly Park Workday

9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.


Friday 12th January

‘Invasive Non-Native Species in the Dee Catchment Area’

Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall

7.30 p.m.

A talk by Mark Hudson, North Wales Wildlife Trust.

Admission £3. All welcome.


Sunday 4th 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.


Friday 9th February

‘Seabird Ecology’

Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall

7.30 p.m.

A talk by Dr Jonathan A Green.

Admission £3. All welcome.


Sunday 11th February

New Ferry Butterfly Park Workday

9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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 4th 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.


Friday 9th March

Talk - subject to be confirmed

Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall

7.30 p.m.

A talk by David Parker.

Admission £3. All welcome.


Sunday 11th March

New Ferry Butterfly Park Workday

9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.


Friday 13th April

‘Bees, Wasps and Ants of Cheshire’

Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall

7.30 p.m.

A talk by Tony Parker, World Museum Liverpool.

Admission £3. All welcome.


Sunday 29th April

New Ferry Butterfly Park Warden Training Day

2 - 4 p.m.

This afternoon session will act as a refresher for wardens and training for new wardens who would like to help warden at the park on Sunday afternoons. So if you would like to be a ‘meeter and greeter’, or just check out what it is all about, please come along.

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

Contact Hilary or Linda if you would like to warden but cannot make the training session.

Email Hilary Ash or phone 0151 327 5923

Email Linda Higginbottom or phone 0151 342 1395


Sunday 6th May

New Ferry Butterfly Park Open Day

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

There will a fun day to mark the start of the Sunday afternoon opening season with  wildlife themed stalls, activities, nature trails, pond dipping, Wirral Wildlife’s  fabulous plant sale, homemade cakes, cycle smoothie, BBQ, face painting and May pole dancing.

Car parking available for disabled users only on Open Day. Cycle parking. Good Public transport links available. Map of location.


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