12 noon to 15:00
Risley Moss Visitor Centre
Do you remember Bichwood in its early days being converted from the Bomb Factory in to the shopping mall and community. Do you have any pictures ot the transformation and are you willing to share them for an exhibition at Warrington Museum the click on the link for mor information about a drop in session at Risley Moss Visitor Centre.
UK FUNGUS DAY
RISLEY MOSS FUNGAL FORAY
8 October 2017
Thanks to Tom and Ken for their expertise in leading this years Fungal Foray. Here are some pictures and the full Species list seen on the day.
Agaricus xanthoderma Yellow staining mushroom
Annulohypoxylon multiforme Birch Woodwart
Armillaria gallica Bulbous Honey Fungus
Auricularia auricula-judaea Jelly Ear
Boletus badius Bay Bolete
Chondrostereum purpureum Silverleaf Fungus
Clitocybe nebularis Clouded Funnel
Clitocybe phaeophthalma Chicken Funnel
Clitocybe phyllophylla Frosty Funnel
Coprinellus disseminatus Fairy Inkcap
Cortinarius hemitrichus Frosty Webcap
Crepidotus cessatii Oysterling
Daedalea quercina Oak Mazegill
Daedaleopsis confragosa Blushing Bracket
Entoloma rhodopolium Wood Pinkgill
Ganoderma australe Southern Bracket
Geastrum triplex Collared earthstar
Helvella crispa White Saddle
Hypholoma fasciculare Sulphur Tuft
Inocybe geophylla White Fibrecap
Kuehneromyces mutabilis Sheathed Woodtuft
Laccaria laccata The Deceiver
Lactarius turpis Ugly Milkcap
Leottia lubrica Jelly Baby
Lepiota boudieri Girdled Dapperling
Lepiota castanea Chestnut Dapperling
Lepista flaccida Tawny Funnel
Lycoperdon perlatum Common Puffball
Lycoperdon pyriforme Stump Puffball
Lyophyllum connatum White Domecap
Macrotyphula fistulosa var contorta
Macrotyphula fistulosa Pipe Club
Mycena arcangeliana Angels Bonnet
Pholiota squarrosa Shaggy Scalycap
Piptoporus betulinus Birch Polypore
Postia (caesia) Conifer Blueing Bracket
Rhodocollybia butyracea Butter Cap
Scleroderma areolatum Leopard Earthball
Scleroderma citrinum Common Earthball
Stereum hirstum Hairy Curtaincrust
Stereum subtomentosum Yellow Curtaincrust
Trametes versicolor Turkeytail
Tubaria furfuracea Scurfy Twiglet
Xylaria hypoxylon Candle Snuff/Stags Horn
Tom Ferguson 9-10-17
Shameful and wanton vandalism at Risley Moss See the Warrington Guardian article for information and see the comments page for a fund raising page for Risley Moss tower that has been set up .
Sunday 23rd July 11 – 12:30
Birds’ n’ Bees by George Pilkington
The fifth in a series of fascinating talks by naturalist George Pilkington, this time about the courtship and nesting habits of both garden birds and bees. Learn how some bees are actually ousting birds from their completed nests!
Cost – £3 per person – includes light refreshments
George is kindly donating any money generated to the Risley Moss Green Safari Fund
Places are limited so please book in advance on 01925 824339 or email the rangers on: firstname.lastname@example.org
This morning we put the finishing touches to the living willow tunnel at Birchwood Shopping Mall. This is just the first phase of the development for this plot of land so watch out at the Mall for the future installments.
Nature is a visual form of beauty and often overlooked and taken for granted. Birchwood Shopping Centre is proudly supporting and raising funds for Risely Moss Nature Reserve, in the hope to make a difference and supporting the environment.
The Centre has supported numerous causes over recent years and for 2017 Birchwood have decided to support the local Nature Reserve. Risley Moss Nature Reserve was created following the last Ice Age and is locally referred to as the ‘mossland’. It is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of its rare habitat and plants. The main feature of the Nature Reserve is its huge, beautiful mossland and stunning views from the raised Observation Tower, which has additional interesting facts relating to the bird species and landscape layouts.
The Risley Moss Action Group charity was formed back in 1990 in response to local concerns about Cheshire County Council’s proposal to close the Nature Reserve. The vigorous campaign to stop the closure included various press coverage and public meetings with dedicated local residents, organisations and enlightened politicians, addressed by Professor David Bellamy at Birchwood High School, which resulted in the closure being averted. The reserve is managed by Natural England, Warrington Borough Council and its site rangers, who nurture and taken exceptional care of the valuable asset.
Funds will be raised through the Shopping Centre’s Honesty Library as well as various events and competitions. Money raised will help support conservation work and aiding the site’s Rangers in; carrying out public events, practical maintenance tasks and wildlife surveys. Donations will also provide birdfeed for the 20 different species of birds seen from the woodland hide, during the cold winter months, and help to support community targeted events and equipment.
Birchwood’s Centre Manager, Gary Jones, commented “The team at Birchwood Shopping Centre are extremely proud to be working in conjunction with Risley Moss Action Group and hope to raise huge amounts of awareness and funds by hosting various fun events, competitions.”
Dr Paul Speake, Chairman of Risley Moss Nature Reserve commented “We believe that Risley Moss is a wonderful site where you can relax and enjoy in a place nearby, but seems far away from the pressures of day-to-day life and experience its beautiful rare habitats and wildlife. The Action Group are extremely grateful to Birchwood Shopping Centre for providing us with extra support and the chance to raise funds to promote public awareness of Risley Moss.”
For more information about the Nature reserve and opening times see the Warrington Borough Council Webpage for the moss at https://www.warrington.gov.uk/info/201262/risley_moss_nature_reserve. For more information about workdays and events to support the rangers, find us on our webpage at www.rimag.org.uk or for more up-to-date events and news like us on Facebook at Risley Moss Action Group.
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Saturday 1st April
Risley Moss Local Nature Reserve
11.00am – 12.30pm
A second talk by expert George Pilkington, this time about Solitary Bees, focusing on the ecology of Red Mason Bees and special nest boxes built to attract and assist them
Cost – £3 per person – Includes light refreshments
Places are limited so please book in advance on 01925 824339 or email the rangers on email@example.com
Sorry for the lateness of this postponement but tonight’s meeting will be postponed until next Thursday. Hope that is OK with every one and that next week will be a more favorable date. so the next meeting will be 11th February 7pm in the Poachers.