Marking Winter Solstice

Happy Solstice! The Discordionists marked the Winter Solstice - when days begin to lengthen again - by standing solemnly on The Heath at the four points of the compass to observe the sunrise. As leader Mark Radcliffe explained about the event on his BBC R2 Folk Show, "I’m marking it by seeing the sun come... Continue Reading →

Winter Wonderland

As the year comes to a close, The Heath has provided a wonderful space for people to venture outdoors and enjoy the season at this challenging time... and they have found a winter wonderland. Their enjoyment is evident from the many fantastic snow structures that have appeared, scattered across the grassland. These are not just... Continue Reading →

BGB 2020 – The Results

Our fourth annual bird-watching event, held on Sunday 26th January, recorded the highest number of birds yet. We ran the event as part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch weekend with local experts from the Knutsford Ornithological Society. We covered the whole of The Heath, including the woodland, by splitting into three groups and then... Continue Reading →

BGB 2019 – The Results

We hosted our third annual birdwatching event on Sunday 27th January, as part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch weekend. Experts from the Knutsford Ornithological Society led enthusiastic amateur birdwatchers for an hour. We split into three groups to cover all parts of the Big Heath and woodland, and collated our results at the end.... Continue Reading →

BGB 2018 – The Results

We hosted our second annual birdwatching event on Sunday 28th January, as part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch weekend. Experts from the Knutsford Ornithological Society led enthusiastic amateur birdwatchers for an hour, following on from a similar event the day before on the Moor, organised by Friends of The Moor. Twenty-one different species were... Continue Reading →

BGB 2017 – The Results

Our first RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, held on Sunday, was a great success. An impressive nineteen bird species were identified during the hour-long event. The complete list with the number of individuals seen was as follows: Blackbird - 2Blackheaded Gull - 4Blue Tit - 4Carrion Crow - 2Chaffinch - 1Coal Tit - 1Goldcrest - 3Goldfinch... Continue Reading →

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