‘Wildflowering’ for Natural and Social Gain

The National Wildflower centre is proud to be partnering with the North west of England section of CIEEM and Liverpool Hope University on this event to bring ecologists, landscape architects, community activists and a range of people together for an interdisciplinary debate, and to experience one of the most stunning urban wildflower meadows in the country.

From 1pm, there will be a community pollinator count on Everton Park led by entomologists from Liverpool and Manchester. The meeting point for this is the Northumberland Terrace entrance of Everton Park, opposite the Beacon C of E Primary and close to St. George’s Church.

The seminar on the Creative Campus of Hope University (Room CAP009) will startr at 2:30pm with interventions from Dr. Alison Millward (Birmingham University), Richard Scott, Network Rail, Mersey Forest, Artist Rebecca Chesney and cultural and environmental leaders from both Liverpool and Manchester.

Themes to be explored are public health, biodiversity net gain, culture and the role of the museums sector, plus the potential for seed as natural capital.

From 4:30pm there will be a walk/tour of the Wildlife Meadow in Everton Park with refreshments outdoors (Weather Permitting)

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wildflowering-for-natural-and-social-gain-tickets-60703319262

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 croxtethparkvolunteergroup@gmail.com 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!

‘Let’s Ride’ Pop-Up Cycling Event

Our pop up events are ideal for the whole family to enjoy cycling together and Croxteth Park provides a safe and friendly space for cyclists of all abilities to ride at a pace they want, as many times as they want.

  • Cycle across a 1.2 mile route
  • Traffic free so pedal at your own pace and in peace!
  • Free bike hire is available
  • Knowledgeable volunteers who are happy to chat all things cycling!

*Come down any time between 10:30am and 12:30pm*

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*