Wirral Earth Festival 2019

Wirral Earth Festival returns for it’s seventh edition of Earth and People friendly activities! Expect the same mix of live music, storytelling, stalls from makers and interest groups, food, drink and more! For more details please contact us on wirralearthfest@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook, (‘Wirral Earth Festival’). Entry is by suggested donation of £3+ per person to support the festival’s longevity. Please support our Just Giving page with a donation if you can:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/wirralearth-festival

Crosby Beach Clean

*This Beach Clean event takes place on a Saturday* running between 10:30am and 12:30pm. We meet on the promenade below the Crosby Baths to collect equipment and for a short briefing. If it is very wet, meet under the canopy of the Baths.

Crosby Beach Clean

*This Beach Clean event takes place on a Saturday* running between 10:30am and 12:30pm. We meet on the Promenade below the Crosby Baths to collect equipment and for a short briefing. If it is very wet, meet under the canopy oif the Baths.

Wirral Walk for Wildlife

We will walk along the Wirral Coast line from New Brighton to Wirral Country Park Thurstaston…in silence. the walk will be part bold statement of the silence of nature, part peaceful protest, healing meditative walk to observe and reflect. Participants are encouraged to make or bring banners so there is a message to the public to show who are the organisations representing and supporting each other as well as facts with impacts relating to this topic. This event will be open to the public to be involved. The more the better.

The event will be twofold: Firstly, the purpose of the silent walk is to make a bold statement about the loss of habits, the lack of biodiversity of our countryside, the impact human activity is having on wildlife. The silence represents the affects of species decline and die-offs (nod to Silent Spring by Rachel Carson), extinction rates, of which is largely due to anthropological impacts.
The second is to create and develop more unity, cohesion and solidarity among the organisations involved with tackling these issues, those finding solutions, sharing good practice, and inevitably improving our green spaces and habitats for wildlife.

At the end of the walk I would like for as many organisations as possible to take a few minutes to share a few words about relevant data and how their organisations are working to find solutions and what we can do to help. This will take place outside, weather permitting, at the Wirral Country Park Thurstaston, and inside the lecture hall if the weather doesn’t look so good.

If you are interested in attending please register via  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wirral-walk-for-wildlife-tickets-60272335177

Blossom Day

This event is one of the annual open days while the orchard of heritage and rare local varieties of apples, plums, pears, hazels and damsons are in bloom.
It’s an opportunity to enjoy the sights and scents of a traditional orchard. It has been maintained by Wirral Tree Wardens, Wirral Wildlife and friends as a resource to encourage community orchards and offer free swapping of orchard skills – pruning, grafting, harvesting, cooking and juice-making.

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.

Court Hey Park Litter Pick

Knowsleys Green Space Rangers invite you join them at Court Hey Park, Roby Road, Huyton on Saturday 9th March 2019 for a Community Litter Pick as one of a series of events during the Liverpool City Region Year of the Environment 2019.

Our Rangers and volunteers will be on site from 10am to provide litter pickers and gloves.

For directions and information about Court Hey park visit:
https://www.knowsley.gov.uk/things-to-do/parks-and-green-spaces/court-hey-park

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.