EVENTS

Saturday 4th June

Shore Search Training and Recording

Thurstaston Visitor Centre, Wirral Country Park, Station Road CH61 0HN

10 am - 12.30 pm

This is a training event for volunteers who would like to join us undertaking shore search activities on the Dee Estuary.

Shore Search is The Wildlife Trusts' national citizen science survey of the intertidal shore, the exciting world of extremes where the sea meets the land. It's a great way to explore your local coast, learn more about the wildlife found there and add to our understanding of this important habitat. You will find out how to identify and record wildlife on your local coast. The data collected by this project helps experts to monitor our fragile sea life and better understand the effects of pollution, climate change and invasive alien species.

More details here: https://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2022-06-04-shore-search-training-and-recording

 

Contact Charley Dutton cdutton@cheshirewt.org.uk to book a place.

Thursday 9th June

Butterfly Identification and Recording

Red Rocks Nature Reserve, Stanley Road, Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 1HZ

10 am - 12.30 pm

Join a local butterfly expert from Butterfly Conservation, learn how to identify butterflies on the coast and how you can help record them.

This is a training event for volunteers who would like to undertake butterfly surveys on the Dee Estuary. Join our local butterfly expert from Butterfly Conservation and learn how to identify butterflies on the coast as well as how you can help record them and support conservation efforts. The target species for this training course is the rare Grayling butterfly.

More details here: https://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2022-06-09-butterfly-identification-and-recording

 

Contact Charley Dutton cdutton@cheshirewt.org.uk to book a place.

Saturday 11th June

Introduction to Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

New Ferry Butterfly Park, New Ferry Butterfly Park, New Ferry, Wirral, CH62 5BG

10 am - 3 pm

An introduction to common species of grasses, sedges and rushes.

The course will cover telling the three plant families apart, and getting to know a number of common grasses, plus the most common sedges and rushes, using what grows on  NFBP and samples brought in from marshland (Prenton Dell) and acid grassland (Bidston Hill).

Tea/coffee/water provided. Bring lunch (or buy locally). Outdoor site - come suitably dressed. There are gazebos if it rains.

Free for people who are regular CWT recorders. Otherwise we request a donation to cover costs, as you can afford, but no more than £10.

More details here: https://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2022-06-11-introduction-grasses-sedges-and-rushes

PLACES LIMITED. Contact Hilary Ash hilary.j.ash@ntlworld.com to book.

 

Saturday 2nd July

Open Garden at Poulton Hall

2 - 5 pm

Poulton Hall are kindly holding an Open Day in their Walled Gardens to raise awareness and funds for Wirral Wildlife and New Ferry Butterfly Park.

Enjoy a guided tour of the wildflower meadow, have a go at hedgelaying and scything, make a newspaper pot and sow a seed to take home to nurture, explore the eclectic mix of themed formal gardens, take part in pond dipping and be entertained by the storyteller.

Admission: £6 for entrance, £9.50 for entrance and cream tea, under 16s free.

Tickets will be on sale soon via the Poulton Hall website: http://www.poultonhall.co.uk/GardenOpenings.html

Saturday 9th July

An Introduction to Identifying Wild Flowers

New Ferry Butterfly Park, New Ferry Butterfly Park, New Ferry, Wirral, CH62 5BG

10 am - 3 pm

The course will cover about a dozen main plant families, using the species that grow on the park. Bring your problem plants along for help with ID.

Tea/coffee/water provided. Bring lunch (or buy locally). Outdoor site - come suitably dressed. There are gazebos if it rains.

Free for people who are regular CWT recorders. Otherwise we request a donation to cover costs, as you can afford, but no more than £10.

More details here: https://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2022-07-09-introduction-identifying-wild-flowers

PLACES LIMITED. Contact Hilary Ash hilary.j.ash@ntlworld.com to book.

Friday 5th August

Butterfly Identification and Recording

Red Rocks Nature Reserve, Stanley Road, Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 1HZ

10 am - 12.30 pm

Join a local butterfly expert from Butterfly Conservation, learn how to identify butterflies on the coast and how you can help record them.

This is a training event for volunteers who would like to undertake butterfly surveys on the Dee Estuary. Join our local butterfly expert from Butterfly Conservation and learn how to identify butterflies on the coast as well as how you can help record them and support conservation efforts. The target species for this training course is the rare Grayling butterfly.

More details here: https://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2022-08-05-butterfly-identification-and-recording

 

Contact Charley Dutton cdutton@cheshirewt.org.uk to book a place.

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SHORE SEARCH TRAINING & RECORDING, THURSTASTON

Saturday 4th June, 10am - 12.30pm