Category Archives: mammals

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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      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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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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Help with small mammal survey – this Fri 4th & Sat 5th Oct

We are doing a small mammal survey in Hough End Clough using Longworth traps and tracking tunnels with the GM Ecology Unit Local Record Centre. The last mammal trapping we did was in Alex park a couple years ago.  We … Continue reading

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More fox, hedgehog & wood mouse footage

Some more footage from scouting cameras set up by the hedgehog tracking tunnels in Alexandra Park.

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Hedgehog tracking success

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A group of us set up 8 hedgehog tracking tunnels in Alex park yesterday evening, using the tunnels made in 2011. I checked them today and 4 of the tunnels had hedgehog tracks, so they are still in the park … Continue reading

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mange fox rescue update

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Very happy to report that the fox with mange responded well to treatment, his hair has started growing back and the scabs have healed. He was released back into my garden last Friday. He was very patient whilst we took … Continue reading

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