• Nature Notes – November and December 2019

    NOVEMBER Brief notes were made during what was the start of the 2 quietest months of the year. The weather still far from clement with rain interspersed with cold snaps […]

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  • Nature Notes – October 2019

    Along the River Mersey on the 2nd I noted several troops of the Yellowing Knight Fungus (Tricholoma scalpturatum) growing with a variety of deciduous trees – they seem to be having a […]

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  • Nature Notes – September 2019

    The ambiguous weather conditions continued, a test of the human patience and the lives of the bugs, birds and blooms. On the 2nd Travellers Joy (Clematis vitalba) and Russian Vine (Fallopia baldschuanica) were both […]

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  • Howl-o-ween Sunday 27th October

    Howl-o-ween, Heaton Mersey Park Sunday 27th October 12 – 2pm It’s time for another barking mad Howl-o-ween. Starting at 12 noon: 12.00-14.00  Café opens 12.00 Choir 12.30 Story time 13.00  Fancy dress […]

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  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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