As I have told you I am spending this year studying Sankey Valley Park, a park that runs along Sankey Canal. I am not entirely sure where it will take me but I went out in January to work out the area I am going to look at and see what I could find.
I walked around listing plants and birds and generally had a great time taking photographs looking at all the nature emerging through the cold. As I have said before, I am not a botanist so this will more of a stroll around the park noting what I see sort of ‘survey’ than anything scientific so please feel free to comment and let me know if I have incorrectly identified a plant or bird. I have some photos of what I saw but when it comes to the birds I was often not fast enough so simply listed what I saw.
I was taking photos with paintings and prints in mind, there is so much inspiration it has been a little overwhelming and that has made it even harder to know what to do with the information. I plan to do a bit of research into the canal and the area and look at different areas and wildlife as the seasons progress.
I have listed what I saw in the table below but if you see a mistake or I have not yet identified anything you can spot then please let me know in the comments. I welcome any contributions or advice!!