Twilight Session – May

Our Twilight Sessions are information drop-ins. Where local naturalists and volunteers can come and use the office facilities, our library and microscopes. Come and have a chat and a biscuit or just find out a bit more about what we do! Contact us for more info or if you wanted to do something specific.

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/twilight-session-may-tickets-53397482307?ref=ecal

Pollinator ID Workshop

Participants required for MPhil research project on community engagement with urban green space around Liverpool.

  • I am looking for a group of volunteers to join me in Sefton Park where I will be
    running a citizen science activity based around pollinators!
  • An opportunity to learn about the ecology of Sefton Park, and what might be
    impacting it now and into the future.
  • Age 18+ – participants must be able to understand and fill in surveys but feel free to bring along children to join in for fun.
  • I am researching the role of social learning about wildlife in urban settings.
  • Liverpool City Council have expressed an interest in using the data obtained for a
    project about improving green space called URBAN Green UP.

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pollinator-id-workshop-in-sefton-park-tickets-60194150324

BBQ and Nature Walk

Head down to New Ferry Butterfly Park for an evening of BBQ food and a wildlife walk!

A fantastic opportunity to take some time out and relax among nature, with the opportunity to even spot some newts and other brilliant biodiversity!

Please do wear sensible shoes and bring your own food.

Liverpool Region City Nature Challenge

This year the Liverpool City Region will be taking part in a worldwide competition to see who can discover and report on the most wildlife in their City.

Our area covers Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, Knowsley, Wirral and Halton and we will be pitched against the likes of Tokyo, Barcelona, Maui, Miami, Washington… oh, and Manchester

You can report wildlife at any time during the event and from anywhere within the 6 districts. All you have to do is enter your record using iNaturalist (https://www.inaturalist.org/users/sign_in). Either the website or mobile app.

Final rankings will be reported on the 5th May 2019.

Get your friends and families involved. Spread the word as wide as possible! (except in Manchester) and if you run an organisation that would like to support this please share it with your staff or get in touch to find out more.

There is more general information from the organisers on their website (http://citynaturechallenge.org/) including resources for Schools and education centres.

Twilight Session – April

Our Twilight Sessions are information drop-ins. Where local naturalists and volunteers can come and use the office facilities, our library and microscopes. Come and have a chat and a biscuit or just find out a bit more about what we do! Contact us for more info or if you wanted to do something specific.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/twilight-session-april-tickets-53397326842?ref=ecal

Twilight Session: March (Biological Drawing)

Our Twilight Sessions are information drop-ins. Where local naturalists and volunteers can come and use the office facilities, our library and microscopes. Come and have a chat and a biscuit or just find out a bit more about what we do!

As part of this session Jim Pearson will be leading a workshop on how to do biological drawing!

Register;

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/twilight-session-march-biological-drawing-tickets-53397179401?ref=ecal

Twilight Session: February

Our Twilight Sessions are information drop-ins. Where local naturalists and volunteers can come and use the office facilities, our library and microscopes. Come and have a chat and a biscuit or just find out a bit more about what we do! Contact us for more info or if you wanted to do something specific.

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

For 40 years, we’ve been asking you to count the birds in your garden – and you’ve been brilliant at it.

With over half a million people now regularly taking part, coupled with almost 40 years worth of data, Big Garden Birdwatch allows us to monitor trends and helps us understand how birds are doing.

As the format of the survey has stayed the same, the scientific data can be compared year-on-year, making your results very valuable to our scientists.

With results from so many gardens, we are able to create a ‘snapshot’ of bird numbers across the UK.

While some changes in bird numbers can seem scary – we’ve lost more than half our house sparrows and some three-quarters of our starlings – it isn’t all doom and gloom. Since Birdwatch began blue tit numbers have risen by 20 per cent and the woodpigeon population has increased by a whopping 800 per cent.

Your results help us spot problems, but more importantly, they are also the first step in putting things right. This is why it’s so important that we count garden birds.

Read more at https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/everything-you-need-to-know-about-big-garden-birdwatch/#qAUM8dbY67Pz2smD.99