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Sunday 27th August

Heathland Walk

2 - 4 p.m.

Meet Cleaver Heath, Oldfield Road, Heswall

We will walk through Cleaver Heath and The Dales, where the heather is now in flower, and discuss the flora and fauna of lowland heaths, as well as their management, while enjoying spectacular views across the Dee Estuary.

Further details and directions from Alan Irving, email or telephone 0151 342 2641.
Sorry, no dogs.


Wednesday 30th August

Hilbre Island Walk

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This is a popular trip for families. The group leaves the slipway at West Kirby at low tide and walks two miles across the sands to Hilbre Island. Hundreds of seals are hauled out on the sand banks of the River Dee Estuary at this time of year and can be clearly seen with the help of a telescope. Many more swim around to the end of the island where you can get closer to them.

The walk is ideal for children and families and will include a seaside scavenger hunt, rock pool dipping, bird and seal watching.

Not suitable for children under five due to the long distance across to the island.

Tickets: £10

Book online:

www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2017/08/30/hilbre-island-walk

or telephone 01948 820728.


Sunday 3rd September

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 8th September

Joint meeting with Wirral Wader Festival

‘Wildlife of the Welsh Coast’

Heswall Hall

7 - 9 p.m.

Kicking off the Wader Festival, a talk by BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch presenter Iolo Williams.
The respected environmentalist will give an informative and lively talk on his experiences with wildlife on the nearby Welsh coast. The talk will feature Wales' best coastal wildlife from chough to adders, and from terns to dolphins. There will be opportunities to ask questions and meet him afterwards.
Tickets: £15
Book online:
www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2017/09/08/wildlife-welsh-coast
or telephone 01948 820728.
Tickets must be bought in advance. Not available on the night.


Sunday 24th September

Apple Day

1.30 - 4 p.m.

Eastham Country Park

Display of local apples available for tasting, make apple juice using our wooden apple press, children’s activities.


Sunday 1st October

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 13th October

AGM followed by a talk ‘Red Rocks Nature Reserve’

Room B, Heswall Hall, Heswall

7.30 p.m.

A talk by Matt Allmark, Reserve Manager West, Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

Admission £3. All welcome.


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

‘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 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 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.


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 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.


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.

New Ferry Butterfly Park is open every Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. from 7th May to 10th September.

A nature reserve in an urban area. Map of location.

Good transport links available - the Park is next to Bebington train station. Cycle parking available.

Do visit to look for birds, butterflies and other insects and also the newts in the pond.

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