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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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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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Autumn Equinox Gathering – Alex Park, Wed 23rd Sept 6.30pm

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Following on from the lovely Summer Solstice celebration, join us for another friendly informal event to connect with natural cycles and the changing of the seasons. There will be some time after for chat and a brew, bring some snacks if … Continue reading

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Tune in to nature at summer solstice in Alex park 20 + 21st June

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We have a full 24 hours of all things nature for you to enjoy and take part in on midsummer weekend, as we celebrate the life-giving energy of sun and the wonderful wildlife with whom we share this part of … Continue reading

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Nature and wellbeing

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Two very timely articles (given the situation with the proposed Alex park renovation) on the relationship between nature and wellbeing, have recently appeared in the press. The BBC article reports from the British Ecological Society’s annual meeting, where it was argued … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Trees + Rewilding – nature on BBC Radio

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Check out this great 15 min series on BBC Radio3 The Essay: The Meaning of Trees. Starting with the Yew in episode 1, and moving on to Ash, Oak, Willow and coming up next Sycamore, Fiona Stafford explores the history, folklore, … Continue reading

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Alex park – a short natural history video

Whilst cycling through Alex park last week, I unexpectedly ended up being filmed talking about the natural history of the park. View the 5 min video here.

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