• Nature Notes – August 2019

    Another wicked month of unpredictable weather that meant that sightings were low throughout. A highpoint early on was the public walk on the 5th that saw 25 folk pootle along and contribute to an end list of 90 species in just over 2 hours showing what an array of wildlife can be found just on your doorstep. Butterflies […]

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  • Nature Notes – July 2019

    During the early part of the month I was on my travels but on the 9th, when I returned, I had a brief wander around the orchard in the pouring rain and saw a lone Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) defy the elements. Rosebay Willowherb (Chamaenerion angustifolium) was vying for attention and offering up many glorious spires of purple/pink […]

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  • Nature Notes – June 2019

    Area surveyed – Sidings Orchard, grassland up to the old railway bridge and the adjacent dipping pond. June was a testing month, the rain just wouldn’t abate and the chances to see anything of note were limited. Kingfisher (Alcedo athis) was still seen several times along the River Mersey and on the 9th, the rain […]

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  • Nature Notes – May 2019

    Area surveyed – Sidings Orchard, grassland up to the old railway bridge and the adjacent dipping pond. On the 2nd Bird’s Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus); Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum) and Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) pushed out their first flowers and added a nice splash of colour and it was highly gratifying to see 9 Hairy […]

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  • Storytelling in the Orchard – Saturday 15th June

    Come down to the The Sidings Orchard at Mersey Vale Nature Park on Saturday 15th June for an afternoon picnic and storytelling with professional storyteller Susie Oldfield. Please see our events section for more information and a link to register for a FREE ticket.. For anyone interested in helping to prepare the orchard for the […]

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  • Dates for your diary

    Lots of things happening over the next couple of months. Please contact us if you would like further information about any of the following events.  We’ll also add details to our Facebook Page.  Otherwise, just turn up. We’d love to see you. Walk to Orchard, Mersey Vale Nature Park Wed 8th May 6-7pm Start at Crown, […]

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  • HMVCG Open Meeting – 7pm, Tues 30th April

    This is an opportunity for local people to get together and talk about what is happening in the neighbourhood and green issues.and to identify ways of nurturing our community green space together. We’ll be at the Crown, Vale Close at 7pm. It’s an informal meeting so just turn up, everyone is welcome.    

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  • Our industrious volunteers now look after the award winning Sidings Orchard!

    We are really proud to announce that our Wassail, held in January 2018 at Mersey Vale Nature Park’s Sidings Orchard, won us an award. The award was presented by The Orchard Project and was achieved through the hard work of a group of local residents supported by Adam Linnet (from Cheshire Wildlife Trust) and Dan Hasler […]

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  • Howl-o-Ween Parade, Heaton Mersey Park

    Howl-o-Ween Parade : Sunday 28 October 12 – 2pm. Our two most successful family focused events at Heaton Mersey Park were the Spooky Walk and the Rex Factor.   Therefore, this Halloween we have decided to combine the two with our Howl-o-ween Parade! Everyone is invited to come in fancy dress.  The theme is open. Spooky […]

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  • Big 7Tea in the Park – Sat 23rd June

    We are celebrating the NHS at 70 by raising awareness of the value of volunteering in green space for promoting wellbeing. When:  Saturday 23rd June 10-12 noon Where:  Heaton Mersey Park ( Richmond Road entrance) The HMVCG pop up café team will be around from 10am -12 noon. Come and find out about what activities […]

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