Category Archives: Ainsdale Sand Dunes

The Grass of Parnassus

The grass of Parnassus (parnassia palustris) is also known as the Bog Star and is one of the most beautiful plants found along the Sefton Coastline. It is not actually a grass at all but a member of the Saxifrage … Continue reading

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Ainsdale Sandhills Local nature reserve

Last weekend I went on a guided walk through Ainsdale Local Nature Reserve. The dune system on Sefton Coastline is one of the largest areas of wild dune left in Britain and is managed by Sefton Council’s Coast and Countryside … Continue reading

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A walk on the wild side–Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve

Last week I went on a Spring Wildflower walk at Ainsdale National nature Reserve on the Sefton Coast. The walk was organised by Natural England and led by Dave, one of their wardens. I am not a botanist and when … Continue reading

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