Patricks Wood

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Patricks Wood Part of an ancient woodland SSSI on the steep slopes above the River Dibbin, consisting mainly of pedunculate and sessile oak, with a rich ground flora.

There are a number of springs and seepages on the slope which have formed small tributary streams. The railway line is situated on a substantial embankment. The Dibbin is reaonably fast flowing with a sandy bed.

The majority of the area is dominated by deciduous woodland consisting of pedunculate and sessile oak (Quercus robur and Quercus petraea) and ash.

The woods, together with Brotherton Park and the other adjacent woodlands have a diverse bird fauna. The wood has a particularly diverse invertebrate fauna, the molluscs being very well studied. There are at least 37 different species present.

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Brotherton Park

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Patrick's Wood lies in the south west corner of Brotherton Park, Bromborough, separated from the park by the River Dibbin. It is bounded on the western side by the Birkenhead-Chester railway line

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