Friends of Seven Acres
NEXT Sunday 19th May the Friends of Seven Acres and Lancashire Wildlife Trust will be running Flowers in May, a gentle morning stroll around Seven Acres Local Nature Reserve led by botanist extraordinaire Patricia Francis from Gallery Oldham.
We will see the wonderful wildflowers and plants that call this gorgeous urban oasis their home and, we'll be identifying the different species we see as we wander through the whole site, covering grassland, woodland, heathland and wetlands.
The event is particularly suitable for people wishing to get to grips with some of our commonest plants but all are welcomed!
The event will meet at the Environmental Resource Centre, 499-511 Bury Road, Bolton and will run from 10:30am till 12:30pm.
Please wear good footwear suitable for muddy paths, and book in advance.
For more information or to book a place please contact Stephen Cartwright on 01204 663 754 or email email@example.com.
Recently, the SAS prepared the Bury Road entrance: ready to be sown as a Wildflower Meadow.
See some of the Team below (more photos on the Volunteering with Stephen page)
Activize your lives by visiting the ERC!:
Above, viewed from the pond at the rear, is our magnificent building - known as the Environmental Resource Centre.
(photo courtesy of Lancashire Wildlife Trust)
There is so much happening at the ERC (Environmental Resource Centre) on Bury Road:
Monday evenings: Breightmet Community Choir - more members are required (no experience necessary & no audition needed!) Our current theme is 'Musicals past & present'.
Just come along to The Wildlife Trust on Bury Road, Monday evenings - 7pm to 8.30pm.
For further information, contact Charlie or Sandra on 01204 663754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday mornings: Health Walks - Are you short of a little physical exercise to improve your health? Join Tuesday Health Walks at the Seven Acres Nature Reserve in Bolton.
The weekly walks are at a relaxing pace and aimed at the over 50s who feel they are not getting out and about enough.
The walks are great to make new friends, starting and finishing at the Environmental Resource Centre on Bury Road, where refreshments are available afterwards. Walks are from 10-11am. Call 01204 663754 for details.
Wednesdays: Greenwood working classes - (a.m. to p.m.) - funded by Bolton At Home.
Wednesday mornings: Tiny Tots - 9:30 - 10:45 (18 months to 3 years) and 11:00 - 12:15 (3 - 5 years)
Wednesday Wildlife Volunteers
Thursday mornings: Yoga Classes -
Thursdays evenings: Urban Adventurers - 6:00pm to 7:00pm (8 years to 12 years)
Friday mornings: Art and Craft - come and find your inner Picasso or Banksy at the Art for Adults group at the Environmental Resource Centre on Bury Road.
This is a great opportunity to learn the techniques of various forms of art and then use them in the beautiful setting of the centre on the edge of Seven Acres Nature Reserve. You may even spot some wild subjects to paint.
For further information, contact Sandra on 01204 663754 or email email@example.com
All this and innumerable oportunities to become involved in helping with surveys, doing conservation work etc.
Visit the ERC for more details or ring 01204 663754
Activize your lives by Volunteering!:
Read about Stephen, Joanne and Sue's work on the respective Volunteering pages.
Seven Acres Country Park is a local nature reserve in Breightmet, Bolton.
The river, Bradshaw Brook, runs through the valley which is surrounded by trees, fields, hedgerows, ponds and lodges. It is teeming with wildlife and, whatever the season, you are guaranteed to see something interesting.
It is also very popular with people walking dogs, taking exercise or just observing nature and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
The footpath that connects the Environmental Resource Centre on Bury Road with the Thicketford Bridge is part of the well-known Kingfisher Trail - a popular 11Km waymarked walk from Phillips Park (Salford) to the Jumbles reservoir.
COME AND JOIN US!
If you would like to become a Friend of Seven Acres, ring 01204 663754 or, better still, come along to our next meeting, at the ERC: 7pm on Monday, 13th May.
If you think you would like to become a Volunteer or, just want to know a bit more about the work that we do, follow one of the fVolunteering links on the left.
Many thanks to the Big Lottery Fund for backing our current path network improvements. We want as many local people as possible to benefit from the opportunities so, please come along and get involved.
As you walk through Seven Acres, you may notice some numbered posts - see below, post number 5:
A couple of years ago, the students of St. Catherine's Academy, carried out a survey detailing the heritage of the site.
They then made audio recordings of their findings which can be downloaded from their website (follow Links on the left and click on Seven Acres Project)
Each of the six posts marks a spot where you should listen to the corresponding MP3 track.
Across the top of the Home Page on their website are shown six different headings. You should click on the headings to read their findings.