Recent Events

13th September 2020Maintenance Event – Committee only.  A small socially distanced group of committee members doing a few maintenance jobs.  Click HERE to see what we did.

22nd March 2020 – Mother’s Day Planting of 750 Wildflowers on the top field. Not a public event but essential planting to ensure the fields are an inviting habitat for butterflies and bees in the months ahead. Click HERE.

8th March 2020 – Litter Pick and Conservation Event – Clearing the area of litter and the entrance to the carriageway of brambles while continuing to plant the barrier along Childwall Abbey Road. For more details and photographs click HERE

23rd February 2020 – Maintenance Event – 60 Holly Bushes were planted on the boundary of Childwall Abbey Road. See the photos HERE

25th January 2020 Japanese Knotweed Bashing – The Maintenance and Conservation Team flattened all the knotweed on the fields to expose the new shoots (when they appear) ready for spraying with herbicide.  Click HERE to see what went on. This event was closed to the public due to safety implications.

12th January 2020 – Litter Pick and Maintenance Event – A good event that left the whole area looking better. Click HERE to find out more.

3rd January 2020 Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland – New Year Plant Hunt. – Some of the FCWF committee members took the challenge of hunting for wildflowers in bloom on this day in January in Childwall Woods and Fields. For more information and to see the results click HERE

15th December – Beat the Winter Blues walk – You don’t need a prescription to walk in Childwall Woods. A walk to lift your spirits and celebrate the wonderful secrets of the woods. Click HERE to see what we found.

8th DecemberLitter Pick – Around the Triangle and down Childwall Abbey Road. The results can be seen by clicking HERE.

10th November – Litter pick –  Three teams of volunteers worked their usual magic, making the litter disappear. Click HERE for the photos

27th OctoberNight-Walk through Childwall Woods and Fields. The weather was kind to the group of nightwalkers who braved the dark woods with its bioluminescent fungi and silent nightlife. To find out more click HERE.

20th October 2019Bulb Planting – Over 300 bulbs and Rhizomes of native woodland flowers were planted in the woods by our gang of volunteers. To see what went on click HERE.

13th October 2019Litter Pick – Volunteers cleared detritus from the area, some clearing the triangle and Childwall Abbey Road,  while others cleared the carriageway and the woods. For more details and pictures click HERE

26th May -26th SeptemberPhotography Competition – Now closed. To see all the entries and find out who won, go to the Photography Competition page.

22nd September 2019 The History Walk. Not even the persistent drizzle could stop us from finding the hidden history of the site. For photos and more click HERE

8th September 2019Litter Pick and Maintenance Event.  Volunteers cleaned up Childwall Triangle and the woods while others cleared a wide path throughout the carriageway. For pictures of this event click HERE

18th August – Art Event to Commemorate the landing on the moon 50 years ago. –  A lovely time was had by all learning about the moon landing and cutting and sticking. To see the great silhouette pictures that were made click HERE

11th AugustLitter pick – Childwall Triangle and the woods were cleared. To see the before and after pictures along with the crew who did it click HERE

21st JulyPath Clearance – The maintenance team and most of the committee cut back the brambles and nettles off the paths on the Childwall Fields. For more about this event and photos click HERE

14th July Litter Pick – Childwall Abbey Road, Childwall Triangle and the Woods. For pictures and report click HERE

6th July – Rudston Road Primary School Summer Fayre –  We shared information about Childwall Woods and Fields with many interested visitors to the busy school fayre and made some new ‘friends’ as well. Click HERE

30th June BeHomesIn a clearing in the woods a variety of wonderful homes for solitary bees were created. Bee mansions to little bee mobile homes were constructed for the solitary bees of Childwall.  To see the creations click HERE

For information about Solitary Bees click HERE

9th June – Litter pick – An hours litter pick through the woods cleared 17 bags of litter from the site.  Car seats, rusted metal cones and dozens of bottles were removed  A good hours work by any measure. For Photos and more details 

9th JuneOpen Garden Event organized by Childwall in Bloom-  A most enjoyable afternoon. For more details

4/6/19AGM – In spite of downpours all day a very successful AGM was had at Hope University. A new committee was voted in and our guest speaker, Mr Paul Rooney gave a very interesting talk about the site.

12/5/19Spring Clean 2019 – Childwall Abbey Road and the Childwall Triangle, then on into the woods. Details and photos here.

14/4/19 – Spring Clean 2019- Childwall Lane and Countisbury Drive were both picked clean by volunteers who then continued into the woods and fields. – (For details and photos)

31/3/19 – Mothers Day, Wild Flower Planting. Led by Carlee, see photos

24/3/19 – TREES4Kids – Sapling Planting – led by Carlee – see photos
10/3/19 – Litter pick – see photos
19/2/19 – Site Maintenance Day, Bramble Clearance, Trust for Conservation Volunteers, led by Carlee – see photos
10/2/19 – Litter pick – see photos
3/2/19 – Japanese Knotweed Clearance – see photos
13/1/19 – Litter pick – see photos

25/11/18 – Nature Walk with poetry and art, led by Pam
28/10/18 – Rhododendron Clearance & Practical Conservation Day, led by Adam
30/9/18 – Building Insect Homes, led by Carlee
1/8/18 – Give Nature a Home with the RSPB
23/5/18 – Annual General meeting
12/5/18 – Bees and Butterflies Craft and Conservation Session
see photos
7/4/18 – Site Maintenance Day, led by Lancashire Wildlife Trust
24/3/18 – Site Maintenance Day, led by Lancashire Wildlife Trust
3/3/18 – Site Maintenance Day
3/2/18 – Site Maintenance Day
20/1/18 – Site Maintenance Daysee photos
7/1/18 – Pudding Walksee photos
26/11/17 – Litter Pick
29/10/17 – Hedgehog Homessee photos

Ongoing throughout the year 

Butterfly Count  – Although the time has passed when you were certain to see a Meadow Brown or a Speckled Wood Butterfly, there will still be the occasional sighting on a sunny day in winter.  If you are lucky enough to see a butterfly while in the woods or fields, whatever time of year, identify it using the Butterfly Page on this site, take a photo if possible ( they are fast moving) and email butterfliesfcwf@gmail.com  – we have kept a count of the different butterflies that you see and you can view your pictures on the Galleries page or click HEREIn association with Butterfly conservation.org.  Anyone can join in. You can download the free  Butterfly Conservation App too

 

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