Friday, 15 July 2016

Trossachs, Freshfield, Lunt, Butterflies and dust off your tent

Big Butterfly Count 2016 

  starts today 15th July

Sir David Attenborough is calling on the public to help reverse butterfly declines by taking part in the world’s largest butterfly survey. The Big Butterfly Count encourages people to spot and record 18 species of common butterflies and two day-flying moths during three weeks of high summer.

Great Trossachs Forest Vote – National Lottery Awards #NLAwards

We’ve been nominated in the National Lottery Awards environment category (and the only RSPB and Scottish project) for The Great Trossachs Forest Gateway Project. We will be promoting this on Tuesday up until 20 July when the voting closes. Jenny Tweedie is the contact should you require more info. Great Trossachs Forest Vote – National Lottery Awards #NLAwards
Please vote for the Great Trossachs Forest in the #NLAwards! Massive habitat restoration project with a 200-year vision
RSPB Scotland is proud to be part of the Great Trossachs Forest. Please vote in the #NLAwards. The Great Trossachs Forest supports amazing creatures like black grouse & red squirrels! More woodland, more wildlife, more paths for people! 

Take a virtual tour of the Trossachs!


Event:  Walking the Fisherman's path and Beach clean up

When: Sunday 17

th July

Starting at Freshfield Railway Station Car Park,Montague Road Postcode
L37 7DD
Meet 10am at Freshfield train station car park. We will have a gentle stroll along the Fisherman's path down on to the beach and walk towards Ainsdale . As we walk on the beach we will help take part in a litter pick of marine debris..Gloves and litter pickers will be provided.

Liverpool Local Group - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB   Leader Chris Tynan
Time: 10am
Price: Free
Telephone: 07831 352870

 Open Day at Lunt Meadows Nature Reserve on Saturday 23rd July 2016, 11am – 4pm.

Please it on to your friends and family and come along.
Best Wishes
Fiona Whitfield,Merseyside Conservation Officer
The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.

Big Wild Sleepout 

29-31 July.Swap your home for nature’s home 
and discover a secret world of wildlife.

Discover night-time nature by camping out - in your garden or on one of our nature reserves. Register to take part and we'll send you a free pack full of fun stuff!

What goes on in your garden at night?

While you’re tucked up in bed, the natural world outside comes alive as nocturnal 
creatures go about their lives under cover of darkness.

How do I take part in Big Wild Sleepout?

You can camp out in your garden or pitch up at one of our reserves. 

Burton mere wetlands - Big Wild Sleepout

Saturday 30 July
5.30 pm Saturday to 9 am Sunday
Price: £30 per person (£25 RSPB members); £15 under-14s (£12.50 members)
Booking essential
Now in its fourth year, Burton Mere Wetlands invites you to take part in its biggest and best family event, the Big Wild Sleepout.
For one night only, we’re giving families the chance to camp out in the wilderness at one of the best wetlands in the North West.
Join us for exciting evening activities including moth trapping and bat watching, and uncover the secrets of Burton Mere Wetlands' nocturnal wildlife, before sleeping under canvas serenaded by the night-time sounds of nature.
Bring a BBQ or camping stove along with food for dinner, to cook in our communal cooking area. A light breakfast is provided in the morning, and hot and cold drinking water is available on site throughout along with a range of snacks to buy, but bring along any other nibbles and drinks for the evening. Your own tent is required, along with anything else you need for a comfortable overnight stay. Indoor toilet facilities are provided on site.
This fantastic summer sleepout experience will be held overnight on Saturday 30 July. For more information and to book on the event, please call the reserve on 0151 353 8478 or email . Payment in advance is essential


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