Category Archives: Natural History

Devils Hole and the Lost Resort.

Last week I stayed local, just venturing a few miles up the coast to Ravenmeols Nature Reserve close to Formby. My objective was Devils Hole where I intended to photograph some of the wild flowers but I ended up  following … Continue reading

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White Satin Moths at Ainsdale.

The past few days has seen the emergence of hundreds of White Satin moths at Ainsdale. This event, known as ‘an irruption’ is very localised and occurs over an area not much bigger than a football pitch. From Mid-May onwards … Continue reading

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Away with the fairies.

For my walk this week I went to Fairy Glen, situated on the side of Parbold Hill in Lancashire. The Glen follows Sprodley Brook which over a period of time has cut through the underlying sandstone to create the steep … Continue reading

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Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara.

A few days ago I went for a walk along the local coastline from Crosby Coastguard Station to the mouth of the River Alt. Despite it being mid-March there was still little sign of Spring. The only plant that was … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Hole Trail

‘ Last weekend I was out and about at Formby joining a guided walk to the ‘Devil’s Hole’. The walk was organised by Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership and led by John, one of the rangers, and Phil Smith, an acknowledged … Continue reading

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Crosby Rambling Club visits Malham.

Last weekend I was in the Yorkshire Dales visiting Malham with Crosby Rambling Club. I joined the ‘A’ party led by Roger and we started our walk from the village of Airton. We followed the Pennine Way towards Malham walking … Continue reading

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Out of bounds

Last week I had a rare opportunity to visit Altcar Rifle Range. The Altcar Training Camp lies to the north of the estuary of the River Alt on the Sefton coastline and covers 620 acres of beach, sand dune, grassland … Continue reading

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