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What I have been up to in May

Daniel Jeal

Over the month of May I was involved in surveying and monitoring works on various sites.

I was helping with some habitat surveys on Highfield moss to establish a baseline before restoration works are done to be able to compare before and after intervention works. I was also assisting with some drone flights on Little Woolden moss. These were also to collect pre intervention data on the site, as well as monitoring the vegetation change...

What I have been up to in May

New Voices In Nature Recovery

Becky Royce

In the heart of Wigan and Leigh, there is a place called Wigan Flashes. Made up of a variety of habitats. These clusters of Sites of Special Scientific Interests (SSSI’s) and Local Nature Reserves (LNR’s) make up this vital piece of nature. On the doorstep of thousands of people, the Wigan Flashes is a wildlife haven for some very important species such as Bitterns, Willow Tits, and Spotted Orchids. To help protect it, a proposal to make it...

Visiting Pennngton Flashes (c) Paul Heyes

City Nature Challenge

Becky Royce

Today is the start of the City of Nature Challenge!

A worldwide initiative to get people outdoors and recording all the amazing wildlife they can find. Not only is this a great way to take those first steps into wildlife recording but the data collected really helps us to see what wildlife species are out there! There is also a fun competition between all the city’s taking part to see who can get the post recorders out there so who...


What I have been up to in April

Daniel Jeal

In April I started by completing a chainsaw course! I was able to explore new sites such as Mere Sands wood and Three Sisters LNR. Learning the safe use of a chainsaw, I will be able to maintain pathways by clearing dangerous hanging dead wood, and also help to maintain areas of reserves such as meadows, which are very important habitats for many flowering plants. Overall this experience was challenging both physically and mentally,...

What I have been up to in April

Wildlife of the Mosslands

Steve Ormerod

Mosslands are incredibly diverse, important habitats and we are lucky enough to have several of them right on our doorstep. Join expert Dave Winnard of Discover the Wild as he introduces us to some of the incredible creatures that we are likely to see on the Manchester Mosses.

Booking is essential through our Eventbrite page:

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April Book Review

Becky Royce

Inspired by #WorldBookDay on the 4th March, we are going to highlight some amazing books which we think you would like to read. Today we are going to kick things off with ‘Linescapes’ by Hugh Warwick.

In this book, Hugh Warwick talks about how lines effet the landscape he was looking at. He started to notice how railway lines, hedges, walls, or canals, for example, caused habitats to fracture and cause our environment to be fragmented...


What I have been up to in March

Daniel Jeal

Hi I'm Daniel and I’m the Restoration Placement with the Carbon Landscape Partnership. I’ve been volunteering with the Carbon Landscape for the last 3 years and I’ve been the Restoration Placement since September last year. I have been having a great time and learnt so much that I thought it would be a great idea to share my experiences. I hope to inspire or show anyone that is interested in a career in conservation how great a placement can...

What I have been up to in March

A potential exciting project in Golborne, Wigan

Becky Royce

Edge Green Common, which has no registered or traceable owner, is already home to a range of habitats including acid grassland, woodland and peat bog. As well as capturing and storing carbon from the atmosphere, it serves as a ‘stepping stone’ between other mossland and wetland sites in the Carbon Landscape for species such as dragonflies and butterflies. The site’s diverse plants and habitats also include some species not seen in any...

A potential exciting project in Golborne, Wigan