Category Archives: bats

Are You ‘Bats’ for Halloween?!

It’s that ‘batty’ time of the year when bats (and batty-themed décor) are ‘hanging around’ in many shops, supermarkets and fancy dress suppliers as we approach Halloween. Bats are so much more than just a spooky little decoration though!  They … Continue reading

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Report of Alexandra Park Bat Walk Wednesday 6th September 2017

On Wednesday evening, Alexandra Park hosted a Bat Walk provided by the Alexandra Park Wildlife Forum and the Greater Manchester Ecology Unit (GMEU).  The event was held between 7:30pm and 9:30pm and started with a Presentation given by representatives from … Continue reading

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International Bat Night 2017 – This Weekend 26/27 August.

Take Part in International Bat Night 2017! This Weekend Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August.   Common Pipistrelle bat in flight (Wikimedia Commons) International Bat Night has taken place every year since 1997 and over  30 countries all over the world join … Continue reading

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The Sunset/Sunrise Survey Summer 2017

The Sunset/Sunrise Survey – Monitoring Bats and other Wildlife Chris Packham has recently promoted this survey on Springwatch! This survey can be conducted until September and is ideal for complete beginners as well as the more experienced volunteers who also … Continue reading

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Bats Sunset-Sunrise Survey Summer 2016

The Bat Conservation Trust are currently running a survey (Sunset-Sunrise Survey) to monitor bats over this summer. The survey is ideal for anyone who does not have any previous bat surveying experience and for those who do! It is a … Continue reading

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Alex Park wildlife forum – invitation to join

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Now that the renovation works are more or less complete, the focus of attention is back on ongoing management. To support this, there are various forums that have been set up to represent different interest groups: wildlife, heritage, arts & … Continue reading

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Alex park nature events report

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Tree walk The rain held off on Sat morning as Joe Walsh Tree Officer at the council introduced us to the trees in the park, whilst repeatedly stating his intention (which to our amusement he singularly failed to keep) to … Continue reading

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