• Call for nature’s recovery by 2030

    HMVCG is supporting RSPB, CWT and over 50 nature conservation groups who are jointly calling for the Prime Minister to write the recovery of nature into the Environment Bill. The petition is here: https://e-activist.com/page/76784/petition/1?locale=en-GB. They are 8000 signatures away from reach their 100,000 target. This is serious. Almost half of UK wildlife is in long […]

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  • Avian Antics On The River Mersey

    It’s that time of year, when resident birds and migrants all set about perpetuating their species. Our little stretch of the Mersey Valley is a pretty good place to do a spot of casual birdwatching, with a great variety of feathered friends going about their business here. Use this as an excuse to take a […]

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  • Mersey Valley Feathers & Fur

    It was a flash of white half-glimpsed beyond the thick tangle of hawthorns, crack-willows and alders that caught my old mate Taff’s eye. The handsome devil (the bird, not Taff) proved to be a male goosander [a saw-billed duck] paddling easily against the current, regularly diving into the depths in pursuit of fishy fodder. Several […]

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