Category Archives: Natural History

Walking in a wildflower meadow.

Today I ventured just a couple of miles from home to visit the wildflower meadow in Rimrose Valley. Over the past couple of years wild flower seeds have been scattered to produce an amazing sight. There were many different species … Continue reading

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A cabbage in the dunes.

This week I went for a short stroll through Crosby Sand-dunes which stretch south from Crosby Baths to the boundary of Liverpool Freeport. The area consists of both mobile and fixed dunes and contains a wide variety of plant life. … Continue reading

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Natures Medicine Cupboard.

It’s almost the end of June and most of the wild flowers are in bloom. It was time for another stroll along the coast through the Hightown dunes and meadows to see what I could find. I was pleased to … Continue reading

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Cabin Hill Trail

My walk last week was once again a local one, venturing just a few miles up the coast. I started the walk from Formby Railway Station and after a short section of road walking I joined a path signposted Hightown. … Continue reading

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This week down the beach

Once again I have stayed local but it has been an interesting few days down on the beach. On Sunday as I walked along the beach I spotted a digger by one of the Iron Men and went over to … Continue reading

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Getting close to nature.

I was on my usual walk along the coast when I spotted a bee feeding on nectar. I was soon on my hands and knees trying to get a photo. The bee did not appreciate my being there and got … Continue reading

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A stroll round Little Crosby.

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon so I went for a short walk round the walls of Little Crosby. Starting from Hall Road I followed the newly surfaced Dibb Lane heading for the village of Little Crosby. I then turned … Continue reading

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A stroll through the dunes.

Yesterday I went for a short stroll along the coast. Starting from Crosby Coastguard Station I headed north through the dunes. What would I see today? There were lots of wild flowers, mainly dandelions and daisies but there were quite … Continue reading

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En Provence.

Walking through the lavender fields I thought I was in the south of France, but no. I was still fairly local at Rainford near St Helens and just 15 miles from home. But I can dream. Together with a couple … Continue reading

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A walk with nature.

On Friday afternoon I was back in Sefton village to retrace my steps on part of the walk that I had done earlier in the week. The stretch along the bank of the River Alt was very colourful with both … Continue reading

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