‘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*