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Free Parking – last day at RSPB Marshside

From tomorrow, charges will be imposed on drivers at Marshside's RSPB car park. It is believed that the new parking fees will only apply...

The Glossy Ibis at Marshside

This species used to be quite rare but numbers are said to be increasing. Nevertheless, the Glossy Ibis always seems to draw in the...

Have people in the UK really been banned from shooting wood...

What’s all this fuss about shooting birds? People in the European Union can usually only kill wild birds if they have specifically been granted a...

Cold weather ahead: remember to help our feathered friends

With the icy weather arriving, spare a thought for the poor old birds. Suet blocks and fatballs are a valued source of energy and particularly...

HMS Mersey entering Liverpool

HMS Mersey, photographed this morning from Hightown, moving into the River Mersey's estuary. HMS Mersey is the youngest of the original set of River class...

Little Seedlings growing well at Dobbies, along with the odd raptor…

Dobbies on Bentham’s Way in Birkdale, hosted a special day of activities to launch the Little Seedlings play area on Saturday, September 22, including...

Plea to find missing tabby cat from Banks

Plea to find missing tabby cat from Banks A plea has been launched for the safe return of a loveable Male tabby cat stolen from...

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results reveal a golden year for the...

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results reveal a golden year for the goldfinch RESULTS from a national birdwatch project have revealed a golden year for the...

In Pictures: Southport – on the wild marsh

Some of us love the desolate wild places. Virtually the only sounds heard originate from the Irish Sea breeze whistling down the creeks, along...

Tree butchers arrive at Kew Woods in Southport

Old Southport’s green places are vanishing fast. Mature Southport trees (healthy and of various species)  were recently destroyed in a chain saw blitz, at the...

Meeting called over Chapel Lane trees

Sefton Council have called for a meeting with tree experts to discuss independent inspection findings regarding trees in Chapel Lane, Formby. This follows public...

A sundog, geese and ice skating at frozen Marshside

Sub-zero temperatures frequently increase the chances of interesting natural events. Today, a sundog was witnessed (on the left side of the solar orb) over...

Ainsdale beach and the Irish Sea

In these times of excessive stress over jobs, finances personal relationships and other concerns, it’s good to know that our wild spaces still provide...

Cats: a serious danger to wildlife and our children- UPDATED!

Dangerously irresponsible letters and articles recently appearing in the Southport press concerning cats need addressing. Above: blackbird chicks pulled out of their nests, killed and...