2010: International Year of Biodiversity

Lindsey’s April walk

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I pledged to enjoy the seasons changing by going for a walk every month as part of 2010:International Year of Biodiversity.

Benlech, Anglesey.  Easter weekend.  Spent most of the time in the wood behind the caravan site making elf houses.

This one has a path and a bench

A front door made of ivy leaves

Daisy and gorse flower garden

The bluebells are here!

Lindsey’s February walk

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A bright, icy cold morning set the scene for my February walk at Etherow Country park, Stockport.  If you’re new to the herbology blog, I pledged to enjoy the seasons changing by going for a walk every month as part of  2010:International Year of Biodiversity.

Part of the lake was frozen so the ducks were all huddled up at one end.   There were lots of people out enjoying the chilly day and children chasing over the bridges at the far end of the lake.  We found spring green shoots of daffs pushing their way up through the frozen soil.  Spring is on its way!

Etherow Country Park was the first country park.  The webpage tells us it was “established in 1968 around an old cotton mill, the park has steadily grown in size and popularity and now attracts over a quarter of a million visitors every year.

“Etherow Country Park is rich in wildlife. The park is home to over 200 species of plants and more than a hundred species of birds have been recorded here.  The park has its own nature reserve which is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.  The wide variety of habitats within the park allow an abundance of wild plants to thrive here. With the exception of mid-winter, plants are easily spotted throughout the year. Look out for flora such as Dog’s Mercury, Wood Anemone, Hedge Woundwort and Common Spotted Orchid, among many others.

Etherow Country Park is certainly worth a visit:


2010: International Year of Biodiversity

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Happy New Year!  This year I have pledged to do one small thing in support of the International Year of Biodiversity.  I am not going to make any other new years resolutions so this is it

I, Lindsey, am supporting biodiversity by enjoying the seasons and the changes each month by going for a walk.

I’ll be posting my 12 walks on the blog, one a month, with some pretty pictures too.


Want to do it too?  Biodiversity is life – pass it on is a social media campaign asking everyone to pledge to do one small thing for biodiversity during 2010, the International Year for Biodiversity.  Choose a pledge from http://www.biodiversityislife.net/?q=do-one-thing or make one of your own.
The Manchester Museum is a partner in this international initiative.