Friends of Anderton and Marbury, 2019

Saturday 26th January
Bird Walk in Big Wood, Marbury Country Park. How many birds can you identify in the park? Full details and checklist on www.foam.merseyforest.org.uk. 2pm at the Rangers’ Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Contact David Bullock 01606 781981


Sunday 17th February
Homes for Wildlife. Make and take away a nest box to put up in your garden, as part of National Nest Box Week, or perhaps a bug home. No charge but donations welcome. 10am – 12 at the Rangers’ Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Contact Anna Cooper 01606 891683


Saturday 9th March
Photographic Exhibition. Exhibition of Photographs entered for FoAM’s Competition in 2018. Comberbach Memorial Hall 10am to 4pm. Contact Jim Jeeves 01606 77688


Monday 18st March
20th Anniversary Celebration Talk – Provisional. Comberbach Memorial Hall 7.45pm. Contact tba


Sunday 14th April
Spring Time Decorations. Join us to use fresh spring materials for some Easter arrangements and wreaths. Booking essential. 10am at the Rangers’ Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Contact Joanne Redley 01606 44728


Saturday 27th April
Spring Time in Marbury Country Park. A guided walk in the park to see the early woodland flowers. 10am at the Rangers’ Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Contact Mary Jeeves 01606 77688


Saturday 11th May
Dawn Chorus Walk, Marbury Country Park. FoAM’s birding experts will again lead this popular event for everyone interested in birds. 5am at the Rangers’ Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Contact David Bullock 01606 781981


Monday 20th May
FoAM 20th Anniversary AGM, Quiz and Supper. 7.45pm Comberbach Memorial Hall. There will be a charge for supper. To book for the Quiz and Supper contact Joanne Redley 01606 44728


Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May
Bring and Buy Plant Sale, Marbury Country Park. Find something for house or garden at FoAM’s amazing plant sale. All plants will be welcome. From: 10am – 4pm at the Rangers’ Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Contact Jim Jeeves 01606 77688


Saturday 15th June
Breakfast with Moths, Marbury Country Park. Join FoAM’s regular moth trappers to see the range of beautiful moths attracted to the traps on the previous night. Croissants and orange juice available for breakfast. Donations welcome. This event will take place whatever the weather! 9.30am at the Rangers’ Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Contact Brenda Yates 01565 733197


Wednesday 19th June
Art in the Park. An evening of sketching outdoors with local artist and tutor Rebecca Yoxall, using pencil, watercolour and Marbury charcoal. In the event of bad weather, we will work in the shelter of Marbury Lodge. You will need to bring something to sit on! Numbers limited, so booking essential. There will be a charge of £10 for this three hour session. 6 – 9pm. Meet at the Rangers’ Cabin/Marbury Lodge. For information and booking contact Brenda Yates 01565 733197


Saturday 22nd June
Pond Dipping for ‘Grown-Ups’. A chance for Grown-Ups to dip in a net and spend an hour or two experiencing the wonders of pond life. Great fun and a chance to escape the bustle of daily life! Group size limited, so booking essential. Marbury Lodge at 10am. Contact Jim Jeeves 01606 77688


Photographic Workshops (June and July)
Two workshops, content and dates to be confirmed, led by Simon Davies in Marbury Country Park. There will be a charge of £10 for each workshop. Booking essential. 6pm at the Rangers’ Cabin/Marbury Lodge. To find out more and to book a place contact Graham Walker 07973 114010


Saturday 29th June
Wildflower Walk in Anderton Nature Park. A guided walk to view the many summer wildflowers. 10 am Anderton Nature Park car park. Contact Mary Jeeves 01606 77688


Saturday 6th July
FoAM Picnic in the Park. FoAM’s celebration of Summer in the Park. Bring your own picnic or food to barbecue. Live music. From 5pm Marbury Country Park. Contact Sandra Head 01606 212264 or Joanne Redley 01606 44728


Saturday 28th September
Mammal Trapping. An opportunity to find out what mammals have ventured into the mammal traps set in Marbury Country Park. 9.30am at the Rangers’ Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Contact Jim Jeeves 01606 77688


Sunday 13th October
Autumn Bird Walk, Northwich Woodlands. See Migrating and Wintering Birds at Haydn’s Pool, Ashton’s and Neumann’s Flashes. 9am – 12, Witton Mill Car Park. Contact David Bullock 01606 781981


Sunday 27th October
Trees in the Park. A guided walk looking at the wide variety of trees in Marbury Country Park, including the Arboretum. 10am at the Rangers’ Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Contact Mary Jeeves 01606 77688


Monday 18th November
Talk on the History of Marbury – Provisional. An illustrated talk highlighting the extensive research into the history of Marbury Country Park from its earliest time to the present day. Comberbach Memorial Hall 7.45pm


Sunday 15th December
FoAM’s Christmas Decorations Workshop. Annual workshop to create some stunning decorations for your home from natural materials gathered in the woodlands. No charge, but donations welcome. 10am – 12, by the Rangers’ Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Contact Joanne Redley 01606 44728

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