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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


Tuesday 1st May

Bluebells Galore: A Guided Walk

2 – 4 p.m.

A guided walk along footpaths to enjoy bluebells, wood anemones, celandines and other woodland flowers. Find out about the significance of this ancient woodland, and admire its sounds, sights and scents.

Part of Wirral Walking Festival.

Steep slopes – stout footwear needed. Not suitable for wheelchairs or those with poor walking ability.

No booking needed.

Start and finish at Bromborough Rake station (Merseyrail line). SJ342819

No parking by station, but space  available in local side roads.

Contact: Email Hilary Ash or phone 0151 327 5923 or 07855 053210

Free but donations welcome.


Sunday 6th May

Dawn Chorus Walk at Cleaver Heath

4.30 to 7.30 a.m.

We should hear a wide range of both our resident birds and returning migrants, and there should be plenty to interest those who can already identify birds by call and song, as well as those absolute beginners who want to make a start.

To book, please contact the walk leader Alan Irving on 0151 342 2641, leaving a message and return phone number. The maximum practical group size will be 16, on a first-come-first -served basis.

Meet at Cleaver Heath nature reserve on Oldfield Road, Heswall, CH60 6SG. Map of location

Warm waterproof clothing and stout footwear are recommended. Sorry, no dogs.

Bring binoculars if available (not essential).

Free but donations welcome.


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.


Saturday 26th May

Minerals And Fossils: The Geology Of Thurstaston Shore

2 - 4 p.m.

As part of the Wirral Walking Festival join us on a guided walk led by Dr Hilary Davies looking at the fascinating geology of the Thurstaston coastline. We will start at Wirral Country Park Thurstaston Visitor Centre and access the shore by the Station Road steps. These steps are steep but do have hand rails. The event has been timed to be on a falling tide (low tide is around 4.30 p.m.) so there will be ample beach clear of water. The route will go along the beach looking at the geology of the clay cliffs and the fossils in the rock armour – but not climbing on either!

Booking is essential. This should be done via the CWT website at

www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on

Warm waterproof clothing and stout footwear are recommended.

Meet in the car park at Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre, Station Road, Thurstaston, CH61 0HN

Contact person on the day : Alan Irving, 07743 480611

Free but donations welcome.


Sunday 19th 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. Cleaver Heath nature reserve is owned and managed by Cheshire Wildlife Trust while Heswall Dales Local Nature Reserve is managed by Wirral Borough Council both with the help of volunteers.

To book, please contact the walk leader Alan Irving on 0151 342 2641, leaving a message and return phone number. The maximum practical group size will be 20, on a first-come-first -served basis.

Meet at Cleaver Heath nature reserve on Oldfield Road, Heswall, CH60 6SG. Map of location

Stout footwear is recommended. Please bring waterproof clothing or sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sun-glasses) as appropriate.

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

Free but donations welcome.


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