Category Archives: trees

Alexandra Park Owl and Bat Boxes

On Thursday 19 October, Mandy Elford from the Greater Manchester Ecology Unit carried out an inspection of the owl and bat boxes in the park, assisted by two members of the Alexandra Park Wildlife Forum. These were the findings: Location … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Seasons in Alexandra Park – Autumn Equinox 2017

Autumn Equinox in Alexandra Park 2017 Autumn Equinox fell on Friday 22nd September and to mark it, a group of local people and children held a small celebration in Alexandra Park in the evening just before dusk – although the … Continue reading

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SUMMER SOLSTICE IN ALEXANDRA PARK

On Wednesday 21st June at 7pm, there was a small celebration to mark the Summer Solstice in Alexandra Park. This followed on from previous traditions of marking the seasons in the lovely Alexandra Park by a group of people who … Continue reading

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International Day of Forests 21st March 2017

“This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and trees outside forests. Forests cover one third of the Earth’s land mass, performing vital functions around the world. Around 1.6 … 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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Collection of Radio 4 programmes on trees

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A wonderful treat for the festive season: Radio 4’s collection of programmes devoted to trees in response to the Ash tree dieback disease. The collection ranges across science, poetry, mythology of Iceland and the Scottish islands, and a programme on … Continue reading

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Alex park renovation – update

If you’re wondering where things are up to, there’s an update on the concerned residents website where you can easily find out about all the key issues and view the presentation given to the council on 17th Dec.  

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