Meet at the shelter at the south-east corner of Vale Park, on the promenade at the bottom of Magazine Lane where it meets Magazines Promenade. SJ314933.
A walk onto New Brighton beach to look for the creatures that live in the rock pools and beach armour. Tube worms, sea anemones, shrimps, and much more besides. Leaders Margaret Coles and Ian Coote will help catch and identify the creatures and explain their, often strange, ways of living.
No charge, donations welcome.
Booking not required.
Please wear rubber boots or water shoes with heavy soles as the terrain is both stoney and muddy in parts. Water shoes and short trousers would allow you to enter the water, turn over stones etc. Children should be eight years or older as it takes patience and the ability to stay still for at least a minute to allow the well camouflaged creatures to start moving around.
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.
New Ferry Butterfly Park is open every Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. from 7th May to 10th September.