EVENTS

Saturday 5th February

Hedgerow management and coppicing at Tom's Paddock

9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.

We will be hedgelaying a young hedge that was laid about a decade ago.  There will be hazel coppicing of half a dozen stools for hedge stakes, as well as bramble removal. Hawthorn whips will be planted on the motorway boundary fence.

Tom’s Paddock is a Cheshire Wildlife Trust reserve, noted for it’s insects and fine display of marsh orchids.

Meet on Thornton Common Road, near where it crosses over the M53. Map of location.

Contact: Paul Loughnane by email or telephone 0151 645 8937.

Friday 11th February

Talk: ‘The Ultra Low Energy Home: Living In Comfort For £25 A Year!’

Thornton Hough WI Hall, Neston Road, CH63 1JL

7.30 p.m.

A talk by Wirral Architect, Colin Usher, who built his award winning, low energy, passive house 8 years ago.

Admission £5. All welcome

Map of location of WI Hall.

Please note that due to the incidence of the Omicron variant of Covid:

• Anyone with symptoms of Covid, cold or flu should not attend the talk.

• Face coverings are compulsory.

• You should be treble-vaccinated.

• Windows will be open for circulation of air so dress appropriately!

• If you are able to take a Lateral Flow Test before coming to the talk, please do so. Do not attend if you test positive.

Sunday 13th February

New Ferry Butterfly Park Workday

9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us for hedge laying, bramble removal, planting cowslips in Charlie's Field and trimming some of the apple trees. We will also be stepping back in time with woodland crafts, making a gate hurdle from the sweet chestnut coppiced at Eastham Country Park last month.

Free volunteering event, bring lunch and stout footwear. Tools, training and tea provided.

Cycle and car parking available on reserve. Good public transport links available. Map of location.

Contact: Paul Loughnane by email or telephone 0151 645 8937.

Friday 11th March

Talk: ‘Antarctic and Albatrosses’

Thornton Hough WI Hall, Neston Road, CH63 1JL

7.30 p.m.

A talk by Jess Walkup about her time spent in Antarctica.

Admission £5. All welcome

Map of location.

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HEDGEROW MANAGEMENT & COPPICING AT TOM'S PADDOCK

Saturday 5th February, 9.30am-3.30pm