SUPPORTING CONGLETON’S JEWEL IN THE CROWN

SUPPORTING CONGLETON’S JEWEL IN THE CROWN

Astbury Mere Country Park is owned and run by a local Charitable Trust which raises all of its own funds and needs at least £65,000 annually to keep the park open.   The trust aims to make continual improvements to the country park.  Recently they have...
Sandy Bear Takes a Holiday

Sandy Bear Takes a Holiday

Sandy Bear has sat watching over the Mere since Bearmania in 2011,  He was feeling a little tired, so we decided he deserved a holiday.  He has gone away for  a short break, where he will have a few days rest and will be treated to a well earned repaint to be restored...
Ride the Beartown Rickshaw

Ride the Beartown Rickshaw

What could be nicer than to be taken for a free ride around Astbury Mere in a rickshaw with somebody else doing all the work.  All you have to do is admire the view and feel the wind in your hair. Maybe stop for a hot drink, maybe see some friends for a chat. All this...
Question: What Happens when Swans Breed?

Question: What Happens when Swans Breed?

 Answer : The female lays eggs between late April and early May. Both sexes incubate the eggs, which hatch after 35-41 days.  The young birds, or cygnets, sometimes ride on their parents’ backs and remain with the adult birds for four or five months.  Cygnets...
Nature Watch – The park wakes up in spring

Nature Watch – The park wakes up in spring

 Margaret, one of our trustees, took a look around the park during the spring.  These is what she saw: “During  lockdown, we’ve all seen more closely the gradual changing of the seasons with the first tentative snowdrops, the catkins and the pussy willow.  The...