Birds, wildlife and flora seen around the station

Platform 1 ramp flower beds June 2015 - [many thanks to Jean, in particular, for all her hard work on this bed.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is already an abundance of wildlife living on the station cuttings but the Friends would like to increase the biodiversity further by attracting even more wildlife. Nesting boxes and insect wildlife stacks are planned.

Many badger setts have existed here since the railway was built in 1840. They live in large setts on the embankments and, being nocturnal, the badgers can sometimes be seen at dusk and night time. They often visit adjacent gardens and are regularly seen in gardens on Tatton Road.

Badgers and bats are both protected species, as are rare and protected bird species, their nests and their eggs.

All are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Foxes also live here, as well many other small rodents.

IF YOU SEE ANY UNUSUAL WILD ANIMALS, BIRDS OR PLANTS AROUND THE STATION PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL STATING WHERE AND WHEN YOU SAW IT - fofhcs@gmail.com.