• 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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  • 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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  • All About Apples – a community event at Heaton Mersey’s community orchard

    Come along on Sunday 14th January 2018 to your local community orchard to celebrate apples and enjoy an afternoon of fruit themed fun. We are also marking the grand opening of your new woodland walk.  Click here to book your FREE ticket Join in the orchard tree dressing and blessing and make a tree happy, […]

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  • Local people pull together

    Last Sunday, encouraged by the vast improvement made to the Sidings Orchard the weekend before (see previous post), the volunteers came back to finish the job. Even better, more people joined us and like a well oiled machine, the team quickly got to work.  With some people raking up cuttings and others carrying them to […]

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  • The Sidings Orchard Re-emerges

    This Sunday proved to be another fruitful day for our wonderful volunteers!  The fruit trees planted at this community orchard in the last decade were being swamped by scrub. But now, after a full morning of work (check out our photo-story below), they can prosper and the area be enjoyed by visitors to the Mersey […]

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