Category Archives: Natural History

Discovering Fungi at Formby.

Last week I visited Formby pinewoods to join an organised walk to discover fungi in the pinewoods. Our leader was Dave who led us on a three hour stroll through the woodland and the edge of the dunes. There were  … Continue reading

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Red Squirrels at Formby.

Today I was back up at Formby to join a guided walk to discover some of the Fungi that can be found in the pine woods (But more of that later). After the walk I had time to walk round … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Footprints on the beach.

Yesterday I joined a walk along Formby Beach led by one of the National Trust Rangers. Our aim was to discover some prehistoric footprints that can be found in the muddy deposits on the beach, A bit of history. How … Continue reading

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A stroll through Hightown Dunes and Meadows.

It is early September but there are still plenty of wild flowers along the coast in the section known as Hightown Dunes and meadows. I started my walk from the coastguard station and followed the wire fence that runs along … Continue reading

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A stroll along the erosion

A stroll along the rubble embankment that stretches from Crosby Coastguard Station to the mouth of the River Alt is one of my favourite short walks. Known locally as ‘the erosion’ the embankment originated from 1942 when Liverpool bomb-damage debris … Continue reading

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High on the Schmittenhohe

It was the last day of my holiday in Austria and I wanted to do another high level walk on the Schmittenhohe. However the weather was not promising. It had gone cooler and the forecast was for rain in the … Continue reading

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The Four Lakes walk on the Schmittenhohe.

When I woke up and looked out of the window I could see nothing, just thick cloud. I had arranged to do a guided walk on the Schmittenhohe. Would they still do it? I got to the arranged meeting point … Continue reading

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