Report on 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 very well with fine weather and a variety of invertebrates which were found by the attendees. The park already supports such interesting fauna and showed opportunities for further improvement, particularly around the lake (marginal, emergent and aquatic vegetation) and the grassland/flower/woodland edge habitats.
55 species were recorded with 34 invertebrate species. If anyone who attended the event – or for that matter anyone else who visits the park – can think of any that were not found and recorded on the day which have not already been noted then please advise us so that we can add them!
The Biological Records that were collected between the organisers and attendees are now attached.
Stuart Fraser (Stuart is a member of Alexandra Park Wildlife Forum and a volunteer for GMEU)
WEBS COUNT (June/July/August) Summer 2017
Tony O’Mahony, a local ornithologist, has reported seeing two new moorhen chicks on the lake in Alexandra Park. Tony has also submitted WEBS count data for the months of June, July and August 2017
Alexandra Park Nature and Bird Survey Results 2011 – 2016.
Steve Atkins, Local Centre Development Officer for Greater Manchester Ecology Unit, carried out a number of bird surveys at Alexandra Park going back to 2011, some of which were linked to species identification and bird song workshops. There have been additional surveys of other flora and fauna carried out. Some of the results were posted on the WR4W website shortly after the surveys were carried out. The three winter bird surveys at Alexandra Park were conducted with the additional help of volunteers.
The following link provides a summary of the species recorded during the first nature survey carried out in July 2011.
Alexandra Park – Nature Survey Records collected during surveys on 29th and 30th July 2011
Winter Bird Surveys 2012 – 2016
Alexandra Park Winter Bird Survey – Saturday 28th January 2012
Alexandra Park Winter Bird Survey Feb 2015
Manchester January 2016
*The records of the Bird Survey on 30th January 2016 are attached.copy-of-alexandra- park-winter-bird-survey-30-01-2016
Your wildlife records are important so please submit any sightings via the Greater Manchester Local Record Centre website: