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Report on Insects Day in Alexandra Park – Sunday 6th August 2017

 Insects Day in Alexandra Park – Sunday 6th August 2017   On Sunday 6th August, the Alexandra Park Wildlife Forum in conjunction with the Greater Manchester Ecology Unit (GMEU) held an Insects Day event in Alexandra Park. The day went … Continue reading

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Small Skipper on Devil’s Bit – Photo Courtesy of GMEU SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST 2017 10:00am – 3:00pm Join the Alexandra Park Wildlife Forum for a wonderful day looking at some of the amazing insects in Alexandra Park with insect specialists from the … Continue reading

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      Go wild in your park with the RSPB and Aldi! In Alexandra Park, Whalley Range throughout August 2017, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) will be delivering free nature activities in Alexandra Park exploring … Continue reading

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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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