Mother’s Day Planting

There was no public Wildflower Planting event this Mother’s Day, but the wildflower plugs were purchased and had to be planted, the bees of next season deserve that much. The job was taken on by a few committee members who were very careful to respect social distancing.   Just 4…

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Beat the Winter Blues

The walk to Beat the Winter Blues was aimed at doing just that. You don’t need a prescription to walk in Childwall Woods and it does wonders for lifting your mood. The rain and the Everton match put off all but the brave, and our hardy group of Friends complete…

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The Night Walk

The once familiar woods were unrecognisable in the darkness as the night walk began.   Led by our chairman John, the group of walkers followed the path, carefully walking in pools of torchlight. No-one knew what we would see or hear in the woods at night.          …

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Bulb Planting

Under a bright autumn sun, the planting began. As beautiful as Childwall Woods is, especially in spring, there are always ways to make it more spectacular. That’s what Friends of Childwall Woods were doing on Sunday. Six different species of native woodland flowers were identified by our ecologists and sourced…

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Hidden History of Childwall Woods and Fields.

  The history walk proved to be very popular as even the most persistent drizzle couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm and curiosity of the group. Childwall Woods and Fields gave up a few of its secrets to the group who heard about Childwall Hall and its links to the wealthy Gascoyne…

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Rudston Road Primary School Summer Fayre

  A lovely afternoon was had by Friends of Childwall Woods and Fields on Saturday 6th July talking about the woods and fields, the history of the site, the ecology of the site and all our education and conservation activities.

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Bee Homes

If you walked through the woods on Sunday 30th June you would have been surprised by the gang of people drilling, hammering, and generally being creative. They were 14 busy workers, apart from the Friends of Childwall Woods and Fields committee members who turned up to make homes for our…

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Childwall in Bloom Open Garden event

The rain stopped just in time for the band to start playing, the tea and coffee to start flowing and the cakes to be consumed.   The atmosphere was friendly with everyone chatting and looking happy. So pleasant on the patio of Hope University Common Room.     Two Friends…

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Wildflower Planting

Many insects and butterflies rely on wildflowers as a place to live and find shelter, to lay eggs, to gather pollen or to just eat. Maintaining a diversity of wildflowers is important to the health and beauty of the site and that is why these volunteers spent Mothers day planting on the…

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