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Protecting wildlife across the North West

Thanks to the support of our members, volunteers and supporters we are able to give wildlife a voice, protect wild spaces and enthuse the next generation with nature across Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.

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If you live, work, study or volunteer in Manchester, we want to hear from you. By taking a few minutes to fill in this short survey you will be helping to shape the way we protect wildlife and contributing to the new 10-year vision for biodiversity in Manchester.

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Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hills Photography

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Being surrounded by the wonders of nature makes us happier and healthier, but sadly, our regions wildlife is struggling to cling on. We're working on the ground to protect local wild places, safeguard species on the brink and connect communities with their magical natural world, but we can't do it alone. Can you help our charity continue this vital work?

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Small tortoiseshell butterfly nectaring on purple flowers

Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Discover wildlife

Chasing rainbows: Where to spot butterflies

They brighten up spring, summer and even autumn with a kaleidoscope of colour, but how can you tell our regions beautiful butterfly species apart? And where are the best places to spot them?

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An emperor dragonfly in flight on a bright sunny day

Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION


Species to discover in summer

Our halcyon summer days are a riot of colour, birdsong, and skies filled with swooping, soaring migrants. Flower-heads thrum with buzzing bees and dragonflies swoop over shimmering pools. All life is here, and it is waiting to be explored.

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The Wildlife Trusts play a very important part in protecting our natural heritage. I would encourage anyone who cares about wildlife to join them.
Sir David Attenborough