Category Archives: butterflies

Insects in the Museum – This Saturday – Manchester Museum

The Manchester Museum will be hosting: The Urban Naturalist – Insects behind the scenes by Manchester Museum Saturday 27th May : 2-3:30pm The Manchester Museum is offering friendly, practical workshops run by leading naturalists. Activities range from wild food-foraging and … Continue reading

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Sunday Butterfly (& bird) walk on Chorlton Meadows

You’re invited to a ‘Butterflies of Early Summer‘ walk this Sunday (7th May). The walk will be led by local aurelian (butterfly-watcher), copland smith.             Orange Tip male Meet: Ivy Green Car Park on Brookburn … Continue reading

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A deadly year for butterflies – take part in Big Butterfly Count

2016 seems to be a bad year for butterflies, with a warm winter, cool spring and a sunless summer. I’ve certainly seen fewer in my garden than I remember from last year. And this impacts on other species too, such … 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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Butterfly identification workshop – Sat 6th July

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Sat 6th July, 10am – 2pm, Hough End Clough This workshop is run by Greater Manchester Local Record Centre, and is suitable for beginners and intermediate level. Butterflies are colourful and fragile insects with 24 species occurring regularly in Greater … Continue reading

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