|Palm House Snowmen|
A hardy band of volunteers made their way to Sefton Park’s Palm House for Sunday’s event.
Our aim, to tell as many people as possible about next weekends 'Big Garden Birdwatch'
The weather was cold and snowy, not as heavy as Friday’s blizzard but still persistent, fortunately the Palm House was as you would expect, warm and dry. A steady stream of visitors came in out of the cold and our tables were busy with animated conversations about the perils of Cats and Magpies, identification queries; what was that strange thrush like bird in the garden this morning?
|Austin,Dan and Peter are ready|
Children and parents alike had fun making suet filled bird feeder logs, pre-drilled by Chris, a sticky mess but all but 2 went off to new homes and grateful Liverpool garden birds.
|Suet log anyone?|
Our friends on the national RSPB table Danny and Austin were kept busy and we were very pleased to hear 5 adult and 1 child national memberships had been taken up. Danny and Austin work at the RSPB’s Burton Mere Wetlands reserve and their presence meant they had the opportunity to highlight the reserves attractions to hopefully future visitors.
Our Wex group also had lots of visitors and children were observed happily ‘colouring in’ whilst their parents drank a restorative hot coffee.
Were pleased to say we engaged with 292 visitors to the Palm House. One gent signed up and joined our local group on the spot with plenty of others taking away information and membership sheets.
|Welcome smiles from the local group membership team|
|John gets busy -Mike Cosgrove|
|Ready to open|
|Vistiors - Mike Cosgrove|
As for the birds? well the Parakeets eluded us throughout the day with only Neil noticing 2 sleepy keets in a tree.
|Sleepy Parakeets. Neil Prendergast|
|Palm House Mike Cosgrove|