• Nature Notes – April 2020

    Time outdoors is minimal at the moment but rides to and from work resulted in a few sightings and the birds being fed. Isn’t this a good time though to appreciate green areas and realise what therapeutic and necessary places they are.

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  • Nature Notes – March 2020

    The third month of the year, time is galloping and new life is arising. On the 2nd I noted that along the River Mersey the subtle tiny flower known has […]

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  • All Task Days & Meetings Cancelled

    HMVCG are following advice and cancelling all meetings and task days for the next 3 months in order to support social distancing and reduce contamination. We will provide further updates […]

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  • Nature Notes – January and February 2020

    JANUARY 2020 The 1st saw a few birds noted, these being:- Goldfinch (*4); Long Tailed Tit (*2); Mallard (*2); Magpie (*2); Redwing (*1); Wood Pigeon (*1); Carrion Crow (*1); Wren (*1); […]

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  • 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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