Category Archives: Hightown Dunes and Meadows

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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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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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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Today down the beach.

Whilst most of the country is covered in snow, here on Merseyside it is a beautiful morning. Clear blue sky and bright sunshine, but bitterly cold. Time to put my boots on and go for a walk. Due to the … Continue reading

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Sea Bindweed.

Yesterday I went for my usual walk but could not walk along the beach. The tide was in and waves were crashing over the promenade. I decided to walk through the Hightown dunes and meadows to see what I could … Continue reading

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A strange combination

The weather this past week has been marvellous and I have managed to get out to do my half an hour exercise whilst keeping my social distance. A couple of days ago I was walking in the Hightown Dunes and … Continue reading

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Flutterbies.

Flutterbies !. OK, I know it should be Butterflies, but I like the name. It seems appropriate as they ‘Flutter By’ This year has seen a massive migration of the Painted Lady Butterfly, Vanessa cardui. The species undertakes an extraordinary … Continue reading

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Easter in the Hightown Dunes.

It’s the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and the weather is perfect. What better time than to wander through the Hightown Dunes. Signs of Spring were all around. I strolled along the path by the golf course. The tall green metal … Continue reading

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A Butterfly, a Bird and some Bindweed.

The glorious weather continues and this morning I was down by the coastguard station. I headed north along the coast through Hightown Dunes and Meadows to see what I could find. Lots of butterflies were on the wing but they … Continue reading

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The Prehistoric Forest and a Sea Potato.

On Saturday I joined a walk organised by ‘Green Sefton’ to explore the Hightown Dunes and Meadows area of the Sefton Coastline. Starting from Hightown Station we followed the River Alt to enter the dune system. John, our guide gave … Continue reading

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