• Biodiverse Society - Blog December 2016

    Friday 9th December, 2016

    Its been a period of transition for our Biodiverse Society Team, as we get ready to say farewell to the year 2 trainees and welcome their replacements. Catrin Watkin is one one of those trainees departing and here is her account of the final couple of months at the Trust...

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  • UK’s major environmental organisations unite to highlight “once in a generation opportunity” for the environment as UK exits the EU

    Thursday 8th December, 2016

    Thirteen major environmental organisations including WWF, the National Trust, RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts and Friends of the Earth have united through a new Greener UK coalition to ensure that the UK uses the pivotal moment presented by the forthcoming Brexit negotiations to restore and enhance the UK’s environment.

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  • Local children help transform community garden for wildlife and older residents

    Tuesday 6th December, 2016

    60 Year 4 students from Green End Primary School in Manchester braved the wind and the rain last week to help transform an underused garden area into a space which is fantastic for wildlife and older residents.

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  • Local voices on world-changing Forest Schools

    Thursday 24th November, 2016

    Local voices on world-changing Forest Schools

    Forest Schools transforms the world for some young children. And that’s not necessarily only a wildlife thing – building confidence and potential to develop can change the whole course of a child’s life. The access to learning can help a child grow up to be a solicitor or doctor just as it might launch them on a career as an ecologist.

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  • Legacy of the Biodiverse Society

    Wednesday 23rd November, 2016

    Dozens of people attended the Beyond the Biodiverse Society Project event at Brockholes today.

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  • Biodiverse Society Project Blog - Autumn 2016

    Friday 18th November, 2016

    Its been such a busy few months for our Biodiverse Society team, they've got a couple of months worth of activity to update us all on...

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  • Helping nature in your back yard

    Thursday 10th November, 2016

    Sparrow family by Alan Wright

    A green scheme to map the make-up of Mancunians’ gardens promises to improve knowledge about the city’s air quality, flood risk and urban heat island.

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  • Rare bird boom at Brockholes

    Tuesday 8th November, 2016

    Great grey shrike at Brockholes by Bill Aspin

    Birds are booming at Brockholes, the nature reserve is having a bumper autumn for sightings of rarities.

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  • Public asked to vote for their iconic image

    Friday 28th October, 2016


    Finalists have been announced for photography competition which celebrates the Heritage Trees, woods and wildlife of Greater Manchester.

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  • Wild About Gardens Week 2016

    Monday 24th October, 2016

    Today sees the launch of the 2016 Wild about Gardens Week, a joint initiative by the RHS, The Wildlife Trusts and Bat Conservation Trust to encourage people to support wildlife in their gardens, with a focus on our UK bats.

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