Summer comes to Thurstaston Common

Wildflower carpet at Thurstaston Common Wirral

The ever changing seasons conjure up different thoughts for each and every one of us. Whether it’s the thought of long summer holidays after exams or enjoying watching Wimbledon and enjoying barbecues with friends, there is always something to look forward to.

Summer has arrived at Thurstaston

Summer has certainly arrived at Thurstaston heralding a flush of new growth and so our Galloway Cattle are now grazing out on the common to help manage the invasive birch trees which would take over the heath if left unchecked.

Seeing the cattle grazing amongst the yellow gorse and purple heather will transport you back to bygone times when the commoners of Thurstaston turned out their livestock to graze and would cut birch and bracken for firewood and animal bedding.

Mother Nature

On a sunny day you might spot a lizard basking on a stump or open sandy ground, also look out for the magnificent metallic green tiger beetles.

Summer migrant birds are busy nesting and feeding their broods.  Listen out for chiff chaffs and yellow hammers, willow warblers and if you’re very lucky even a cuckoo.

Whether it is your first visit to Thursaston or you are one of our regular visitors, the ever changing landscape with its abundance of wildlife and far reaching views are an opportunity to glimpse Mother Nature in her element, so why not make this one of your days out over the summer.