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The Urban Naturalist  Saturday 24th June : 2-4pm The Manchester Museum runs friendly, practical workshops run by leading naturalists. From wild food-foraging and composting to bird song and insect identification, explore biodiversity on our doorstep. Join Leila Nicholson, a local … 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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Spring Equinox Celebration in Alexandra Park

Continuing our celebration of the changing seasons, the Spring Equinox, which fell on Monday 20th March, was marked with another short friendly informal event in Alexandra Park to connect with natural cycles. The Spring Equinox is a time when light and … Continue reading

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Alex Park ducks & drakes

Julie suggested I showed what our visiting Shoveller ducks looked like, which was when I realised I didn’t have a decent picture of one. I have taken a few now. Well, all year round, you will see Mallard and Tufted … Continue reading

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Spring equinox celebration Sun 20 March 1pm, Alex park

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This 3rd gathering to tune in to natural cycles celebrates the start of Spring. Emerging out of the darkness of winter, the dark and the light are now in equal balance, and we look forward to longer warmer days. The Spring … 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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