Friends of Anderton and Marbury, 2017

Sat 27th Jan
Bird Walk in Big Wood, Marbury Country Park. How many birds can you identify in the park? Details and checklist on www.foam.merseyforest.org.uk. Meet 2 pm at the Ranger’s Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Info: David Bullock 01606 781981

Mon 19th March
Talk by Clive Brookes – ‘Marbury Hall and Vale Royal: Their part in the Retreat from France 1940.’ At Comberbach Memorial Hall 7.45 pm. Info: Mike Allen 07889 303411 or email: allenms@btinternet.com

Sun 15th April
Spring Time Decorations. Use fresh spring materials for some Easter arrangements and wreaths. Booking essential. Meet 10 am at the Ranger’s Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Info: Joanne Redley 01606 44728

Sat 21st April
Spring Time in Marbury Country Park. A guided walk to see the early woodland flowers. Meet 10 am at the Ranger’s Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Info: Mary Jeeves 01606 77688

Sat 12th May
Dawn Chorus Walk, Marbury Country Park. FoAM’s birding experts will again lead this popular event for everyone interested in birds. Meet 5 am at the Ranger’s Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Info: David Bullock 01606 781981

Mon 21st May
FoAM AGM, Quiz and Supper. Meet: 7.45 pm Comberbach Memorial Hall. There will be a charge for supper. To book for the Quiz and Supper contact Joanne Redley 01606 44728

Sat 26th and Sunday 27th May
Bring and Buy Plant Sale, Marbury Country Park. Come and find something for house or garden at FoAM’s amazing plant sale. All surplus plants will be welcome. 10 am – 4 pm at the Ranger’s Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Info: Jim Jeeves 01606 77688

Sat 16th 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! Meet 9.30 am at the Ranger’s Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Info: Brenda Yates 01565 733197

Thurs 21st June
Art in the Park. An evening of sketching outdoors with local artist and tutor Rebecca Yoxall, using pastels and Marbury charcoal. Numbers limited, so booking essential. Donation of £10 for this three hour session. Meet 6 pm at the Ranger’s Cabin/Marbury Lodge. For information and booking contact: Brenda Yates, 01565 733197

Sat 23rd June
Pond Dipping for ‘Grown-Ups’. A chance for adults 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. Meet Marbury Lodge at 10am. Info: 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. Donation of £10 for each workshop. Booking essential. Meet at 6 pm at the Ranger’s Cabin/Marbury Lodge. To find out more and to book a place contact Jim Jeeves 01606 77688 or Graham Walker 07973 114010

Tues 3rd July
Guitar Workshop in the Park with Steve Wilde. Aimed at guitar players who already have knowledge of basic C major and minor chords, this 2 hour workshop will focus on chord progressions and strumming patterns applied to popular songs. Players do not need to be able to read music to take part. £7 donation per session Group size is limited so booking is essential. Meet 7 pm at the Ranger’s Cabin. Info: Brenda Yates 01565 733197

Sat 7th July
FoAM Music in the Park. FoAM’s celebration of Summer in the Park. Bring your own picnic or food to barbecue. From 5 pm Marbury Country Park. Info: Sandra Head 01606 212264 or Joanne Redley 01606 44728

Thurs 13th Sept
Food for Free. An opportunity to join this popular event hosted by the Rangers and FoAM at Marbury Country Park. It includes a gentle 2 hour walk followed by preparing, cooking and tasting. Meet 10.30am at the Ranger’s Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Info: Chris Moseley on 07946 400675 or email chris.Moseley[at]cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Sat 15th Sept
Fungal Hunts in Marbury Park. Fungal Punk Dave will be at Marbury for another autumn search for fungi large and small. Some rough and sloping ground. Morning and afternoon sessions. No charge, but group numbers limited, so booking essential. Info: Brenda Yates 01565 733197

Sat 29th Sept
Mammal Trapping. An opportunity to find out what mammals have ventured into the mammal traps set in Marbury Country Park. Meet 9.30 am at the Ranger’s Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Info: Jim Jeeves 01606 77688

Sun 14th Oct
Autumn Bird Walk, Northwich Woodlands. See Migrating and Wintering Birds at Haydn’s Pool, Ashton’s and Neumann’s Flashes. Meet Witton Mill Car Park, Northwich. 10 am – 12. Info: David Bullock 01606 781981

Sun 28th Oct
Trees in the Park. A guided walk looking at the wide variety of trees in Marbury Country Park, including the Arboretum. Meet 10 am at the Ranger’s Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Info: Mary Jeeves 01606 77688

Sun 16th Dec
FoAM’s Christmas Decorations Workshop. Come to our annual workshop to create some stunning decorations for your home from natural materials gathered in the woodlands. No charge, but donations welcome. 10 am – 12 by the Ranger’s Cabin/Marbury Lodge. Info: Joanne Redley 01606 44728

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