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

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

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

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.