The Friends of Pickerings Pasture and Hale Duck Decoy are a volunteer group who work with Halton Borough Council to support, protect, develop and promote these nature reserves.
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BY LIVERPOOL WILDLIFE ARTIST
VIEW TWO GALLERY - 23 MATHEW STREET - LIVERPOOL L2 6RE
OPENING: THURSDAY 25TH FEB 2016 (6 – 9pm)
EXHIBITION open Fridays and Saturdays 12 – 5pm
from Friday 26th Feb – Saturday 26th March
Or by appointment – please call Bob Williams - 07875060086
Anthony lives locally and many of his paintings are from observations made in the local area. Please be aware that the gallery is up three flights of stairs.
Pickerings Pasture Photographic Competition 2015
Dave Leeke & Ruth Hilton won this years competition
The FoPP wish to thank the Spasmodics Ramblers for their generous donation, in appreciation of a guided walk to Hale Duck Decoy and the use of the Pickerings Pop Up Café.
We offered a guided walk, to Hale Duck Decoy, on Sunday 22nd November. It was very muddy in places but that didn't stop everyone, FoPP members and visitors, enjoying the walk and site history.
We had a Jan 2016 walk booked but we've had to cancel due to the even muddier conditions, at the approach to the swing bridge, which makes access to the site dangerous. Other groups have made requests for a guided walk but till conditions improve we wont be able to make any bookings, sadly.
A Pickerings Pasture leaflet is now available in the Visitors Centre. It has been funded by our DONATION POST and BOOKS and BITS table, at the Sunday Café. Many thanks for your contributions.
The FoPP have also purchased storage for the Centre, funded, again, by your kind donations to us. Pop into the café and you'll see the improvement the storage has made.
Please go to the top of the page and click on PICKERINGS PASTURE, then Pickerings Pasture volunteers to find out more.
The FoPP meet at Pickerings Pasture Visitors Centre every other month to plan voluntary work at Pickerings Pasture and the Decoy. Every month there is a project morning. We are always happy to welcome new members. Just turn up. We had a project morning at Pickerings Pasture planned for February 8th but this has been moved to Wed 10th, due to poor weather. We hope to plant some more trees and shrubs, along with other practical tasks. Tools provided by FoPP.
Please go to the top of the page and click on MORE, then DIARY DATES to find out more.
We will continue to run the Pickerings Pasture Pop-up Café in the Visitors Centre, selling refreshments, book and bits and opening the public toilets, when possible.
Keep an eye on this page or, especially, the notice blackboard for dates when FoPP members may be able to open up the café and toilets, through the winter. We will next be opening up the CAFE ON VALANTINES DAY, SUNDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2016, FROM 12.30PM TILL ABOUT 3PM.
The gates will now close at 5m from Feb 1st. and it is important to move cars from the site by this time, as visitors may find themselves locked in by security staff and have to pay a fine to get out.
Just a few weeks ago, the FoPP planted just over a 100 trees and shrubs, along the back path to the white bridge, at Pickerings Pasture. It was a demanding task for a group of volunteers, no longer young. Each tree and shrub had a cane support and guard. Someone has stolen 60% of the supporting canes!! We had to replace them, and quickly, if the young plants were to survive and produce cover from the industrial sites and produce fruits and nesting for our wild life, in the future. More recently, we collected and cut a large, driftwood, sleeper from the river, with the intention of making two new benches. We stored each piece near the hide and one has been stolen! Please act as our eyes and ears to stop this happening again. This person or these persons should feel ashamed!!! They are despicable.
NEWS FROM PICKERINGS PASTURE
WILDLIFE REPORTS FOR PICKERINGS PASTURE
AND HALE DUCK DECOY Click on pictures.
Winter Wildlife Report
Pickerings Pasture & Hale Duck Decoy
The Friends of Pickerings Pasture and Hale Duck Decoy
AGM 14th APRIL 2015 Chairperson's Report
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There are several old glass slides of the Hale Duck Decoy.
Please got to the top of the page and click on MORE, then PHOTO GALLERY, then OLD SLIDES OF THE DUCK DECOY, to see more pictures.
YOUNG NATURE CONSERVATIONISTS
This year, Yr 9 pupils, from Ormiston Chadwick Academy, spent a day at Pickerings Pasture, with the Friends of Pickerings Pasture, cutting back and litter picking, on Friday October 23rd.
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Click this text to go to a map of Pickerings Pasture on Google Maps.
You could also go to Google Earth and key in WA8 8LP as the location.
HALE DUCK DECOY
The History of Hale Duck Decoy
Wildlife - Past and Present on Hale Duck Decoy
The Restoration of Hale Duck Decoy
The Flood 1990
Dredging the Pond and Moat
Tidal Surge and Flooding 2013
A Visitor Centre has opened in Widnes with views of the work on our New Bridge. >> Click here .
Visitors from a botanical society in Nantes, France, joined FoPP members to look for and identify plant specimens on Pickerings Pasture and Hale Duck Decoy, on July 4th, 2015.