The Liverpool Echo reported that an ancient 600-year-old woodland lies on the doorstep of a housing estate in Speke.
Mill Wood stands near a Morrisons and a medical centre off the A562 – not the sort of neighbours you would expect for a piece of living history.
The site has been looked after by the Friends of Mill Wood and Alderwood since 1999, when a group of local people banded together to take ownership of the wildlife haven on the Speke estate.
Chairman Kevin Curran, 49, from Old Swan said: “The site is one of two ancient semi-natural woodlands in the city, because it supports so much wildlife, and was designated as a legally protect Local Nature Reserve in 2005.
“The friends group was started, and has been run by, people who have a passion for wildlife which comes from childhood experiences and being out in the natural environment, playing, going out for walks with family and enjoying the sense of wonder that is right on the doorstep.”
Visitors to the woods can enjoy wildlife walks and bird watching and there are community days every second Saturday of the month between January and May.
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