• In order to protect our local wildlife we need to be able to understand how it uses the landscape and green spaces. We need your help to do this.

  • Urban Local Wildlife Sites (LWS) are essential to protecting and conserving the wildlife of Merseyside. Requests for information on North Merseyside LWS are free of charge.

  • The Slender groundhopper (Tetrix subulata) is now thought to be a permenant resident and could be expanding its range..

  • North Merseyside is home to an amazing combination of wildlife and wildplaces. From the internationally recognised Sefton Coast to the urban parks of Liverpool.

Court Hey Park

Court Hey Park (Diane Miller)

Court Hey Park has a rich cultural and natural history. Having once been a part of the extensive land estate owned by Lord Derby the land was later purchased by Robertson Gladstone who built his estate including a mansion and  walled garden on the site. After changing several hands the site is now managed by Knowsley Council and until 2017 was the home of the National Wildflower Centre Millenium project. This park is very popular with the local community with an active friends group as well as cricket, bowling and cycling clubs based here. The site is also the home of the North Merseyside Local Environmental Records Centre, Merseyside BioBank.

Rimrose Valley

Rimrose Valley at dawn

Rimrose Valley is a former tip and landfill site which was reclaimed in 1993 with a view to improving the area as an educational and recreational resource for the local community. It is designated for four specific areas - Rimrose Valley itself, Edge Farm Rookery and the Leeds Liverpool canal running along its eastern boundary along with a Local Nature reserve at Brook Vale.

There are over 20 different habitats recorded within Rimrose Valley, of these nine are considered as priority BAP (Biodiversity Action Plan) or regionally important which makes it an amazing place for wildlife.

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