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ABOUT US

Wirral Wildlife is a group of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, one of the network of 47 local Wildlife Trusts protecting wildlife across the UK. The Wildlife Trusts partnership is the UK’s leading environmental conservation charity.

VOLUNTEER WITH US

There are voluntary opportunities to suit everyone, whatever your skills, age or experience.

Click on the category below that interests you to find out about how you can help.

RESERVE MANAGEMENT

Laying a path at Cleaver Heath

Butterfly Park Warden

Heathland Management

Hedgelaying

Wildflower Planting

Scything

Join our volunteers

No experience necessary,

full training given

Cleaver Heath


Volunteers meet the first Sunday of each month from September to March. See the Events Programme for the date of the next workday.


Details of activities can be obtained from Alan Irving.

Email Alan or telephone 0151 342 2641.

New Ferry Butterfly Park


Volunteers meet to manage the park in the winter (September–April). See the Events Programme for the date of the next workday.
 

From the beginning of May until the end of August, the park is open to visitors every Sunday afternoon from 2 - 4 p.m. Two wardens are needed in the park during this time. If you can help with wardening any Sunday, please contact Paul Loughnane or Hilary Ash. The more people on the rota the better!


Email Paul or telephone Hilary:  0151 327 5923
 

 

FUNDRAISING

Apple Day at Eastham Country Park

Help with fundraising

Information and sales stalls

at local events

Children's craft activities

and games

Fundraising Co-ordinator

needed

No experience necessary,

full training given

Wirral Wildlife’s small fundraising team arranges purchase of stock for sale at various events throughout the year. Our presence on these occasions also helps to raise our profile with the general public.


The team raises valuable funds, which go towards safeguarding wildlife and habitats in our area. Extra help is always appreciated, so please get in touch if you would like to help in this way - no sales experience necessary!


Email us for more details

 

RECORDING

 

Recording invertebrates in Clatter Brook

Identify and record plants

and animals

Survey diverse habitats

across the Wirral

Help provide information for fighting planning applications

Become a recorder

Full training available with

our experienced recorders

We have a team of around 20 volunteer biological recorders, including people skilled in identifying plants, birds, spiders, bugs, bees, butterflies and moths. We have links to the various specialist societes such as CAWOS and Butterfly Conservation. Each year we survey 15-20 sites in the Wirral peninsula, including Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Sites of Biological Importance and the occasional farm. Habitats include woodland, heathland, ponds, marshes, sand dunes, grasslands - we are very fortunate in the range of wildlife Wirral has to offer.


The results are used to guide land managers, update the SBI system, occasionally fight a planning application, and through rECOrd (the local biological records centre for the Cheshire region) to update distribution maps. This shows us how common (or not) a species is, and can track changes such as invertebrates moving as the climate changes.


Interested? Training is available and new recorders always go out with an experienced person.


Email Ed Samuels