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

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.

Family bat walk for beginners

The evening will start indoors with a short talk introducing bats, the different UK species and their behaviour followed by a session on how to use a bat detector.

We’ll then take a short walk along the canal watching and listening for these fascinating creatures of the night.

Refreshments will be provided after the walk.

Please wear wam clothing and sturdy footwear. Do bring a torch if you have one. Bat detectors will be provided.

Event is unsuitable for prams, and dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

Booking is essential. In the event of rain or strong winds the event will be postponed.

Cycle Safari – Nature from a bike

Join us on a ride to explore some of Wild Watery Blue & Green Spaces on Merseyside. Make sure your bike is road worthy, bring some snacks, water & binoculars with appropriate clothing & a spare inner tube [just in case].

Our ride will introduce you to the Nature on Merseyside following a mainly off road route to the Sefton Coastline. Suitable for all bikes & ages but under 14 year old must be accompanied by responsible adult. Ride time about 4 hours with plenty of stops.

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.

Big Work Weekend at Norris Green Park

We’re having a ‘Big Work Weekend’ on Sat 26 and Sun 27 Jan (10:00–3:00) to get the ground ready for planting some new trees from @merseyforest Children from local schools will be taking part in the tree planting next month. The work will involve digging, cutting back brambles, moving the debris into a skip. All tools and gloves provided…… and of course tea & coffee, cake and good company! If you can help out or just want to know more get in touch. https://www.facebook.com/groups/FoNGP/Twitter @NGPFriends / email: friendsofngp@gmail.com