Moth Trapping and Recording

Whilst butterflies are widely loved and appreciated, moths often have rather negative associations as a result of their largely nocturnal lifestyle, which means that people are often unaware of their beauty. In fact some moth species rival the beauty of our native butterflies in the complexity and colour of their wing markings, and have such evocative names as True Lover’s Knot, Drinker, Emperor, July Highflyer, to name but a few.

*Booking is essential, please email to book your place*

Blossom Day and More about Trees: Wirral Tree Gardens

A traditional orchard is recognised as a priority site for biodiversity.  Our demonstration orchard at Brimstage Hall was restored in the 19990’s and was planned to show a traditional orchard, largely of heritage fruit varieties. The orchard is managed organically, with hand tools and ongoing restoration and improvement.

We will be there between 10:30am and 2:30pm for advice or a chat about fruit trees, harvesting and the use of apples, pears, plums, hazels and quinces as food and drink. We are also sharing ideas about trees in schools, parks, community projects and for health, well-being and enjoyment.

We have some surplus trees grown from seed to give out for suitable use in schools or in places with public access, so head down and grab yours!

RSPB Nature Walk

Marshside is one of the best places for birdwatching on the internationally important Ribble Estuary, which holds more birds than any other estuary in the UK. Up to 40.000 birds in winter.

The reserve has some of the best lowland wet grassland in the north-west of England, including the habitats of swamp, saltmarsh and scrub. It is an important refuge in winter for Pink-footed geese, Wigeons, Black-tailed Godwits and Golden Plovers and in spring provides nesting places for Lapwings, Redshanks, Shovelers and Skylarks.
Egrets are now regularly seen on the reserve including cattle and gt white. Bearded tits recorded October 2018, will they finally find a home here?

*Please meet at Hesketh Road, not the reserve car park. We will be looking at the reserve from behind on the footpath by the golf course*