Greater Manchester Local Record Centre


Greater Manchester Local Record Centre
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Introduction to RODiS (Ashton-u-Lyne, Tameside 09:00 - 12:00)Introduction to RODiS (Ashton-u-Lyne, Tameside 09:00 - 12:00)
 Friday 17 April, 2015
 From Grey to Green is running a 3 hour introduction to RODiS course in Ashton-u-Lyne at the St Ann's Centre, Burlington Street, OL6 7DG. Places are free. Due to limited capacity booking in advance is essential. This session will cover everything from logging in to reporting upon your wildlife records as well as provide an overview of the larger data flow ie. how your records get shared nationally and why your records are important.
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Bird Song and ID Walk (Atherton Meadows, 10:00 - 13:00)Bird Song and ID Walk (Atherton Meadows, 10:00 - 13:00)
 Saturday 18 April, 2015
 Bird song is not only wonderful to listen to and something we all look forward to hearing when spring arrives , but also of key importance for birds to breed successfully. Birds sing for a purpose which is to attract a mate and defend their territory against rival males. Learning how to identify birds with your eyes closed, by listening to their songs and calls will add immensely to your enjoyment of our avian friends...
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Bird Song and ID Workshop (Dukes Drive, Salford, 08:00 - 13:00)Bird Song and ID Workshop (Dukes Drive, Salford, 08:00 - 13:00)
 Sunday 19 April, 2015
 Bird song is not only wonderful to listen to and something we all look forward to hearing when spring arrives , but also of key importance for birds to breed successfully. Birds sing for a purpose which is to attract a mate and defend their territory against rival males. Learning how to identify birds with your eyes closed, by listening to their songs and calls will add immensely to your enjoyment of our avian friends...
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Amphibian ID and Survey Techniques (10:00 - 15:00 and 20:30 - 22:00)Amphibian ID and Survey Techniques (10:00 - 15:00 and 20:30 - 22:00)
 Wednesday 22 April, 2015
 Amphibians love Blackleach Country Park thanks to all the ponds created in recent years by the hard work of the Bolton Conservation Volunteers and Salford Voluntary Rangers. This workshop will be led by Rick Parker, local amphibian expert, and is suitable for people who want to learn how to identify our 3 species of newt...
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BioBlitz - Mammals, Bats and Moths (Boggart Hole Clough 18:30 - 22:00)BioBlitz - Mammals, Bats and Moths (Boggart Hole Clough 18:30 - 22:00)
 Friday 24 April, 2015
 BioBlitzes are our flagship recording events and they are very exciting! Participants will be seeking out bats with detectors, setting mammal traps and running a moth trap at this evening's session...
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BioBlitz - Mammals, Birds and Moths (Boggart Hole Clough 07:00 - 09:30)BioBlitz - Mammals, Birds and Moths (Boggart Hole Clough 07:00 - 09:30)
 Saturday 25 April, 2015
 BioBlitzes are our flagship recording events and they are very exciting! Participants will be surveying for birds and learning to record using the BTO breeding codes based on observed behaviour. We will also be using this morning's session to check the mammal traps and review the moths captured over night...
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BioBlitz - General Event (Boggart Hole Clough 11:00 - 16:00)BioBlitz - General Event (Boggart Hole Clough 11:00 - 16:00)
 Saturday 25 April, 2015
 BioBlitzes are our flagship recording events and they are very exciting! Participants will be hunting for bugs, viewing pond-life through a microscope, identifying birds, butterfly netting and much more. The public event is between 11:00 - 16:00. Look out for the morning and evening events as well. These other sessions are more hands on but you need to book a place in advance.
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Creating Natural Heritage for the Future (Clifton Country Park-2 sessions)Creating Natural Heritage for the Future (Clifton Country Park-2 sessions)
 Saturday 02 May, 2015
 Join the Greater Manchester Local Record Centre to gather specimens of flowers and insects for adding to the collection at the Manchester Museum. This workshop will be run over two days, the first day involving learning about and placing insect traps...
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Creating Natural Heritage for the Future (Lymefield Garden Centre-2 sessionCreating Natural Heritage for the Future (Lymefield Garden Centre-2 session
 Saturday 09 May, 2015
 Join the Greater Manchester Local Record Centre to gather specimens of flowers and insects for adding to the collection at the Manchester Museum. This workshop will be run over two days, the first day involving learning about and placing insect traps...
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Creating Natural Heritage for the Future (Chorlton Water Park-2 sessions)Creating Natural Heritage for the Future (Chorlton Water Park-2 sessions)
 Tuesday 26 May, 2015
 Join the Greater Manchester Local Record Centre to gather specimens of flowers and insects for adding to the collection at the Manchester Museum. This workshop will be run over two days, the first day involving learning about and placing insect traps...
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Creating Natural Heritage for the Future (Astley Moss LNR-2 sessions)Creating Natural Heritage for the Future (Astley Moss LNR-2 sessions)
 Thursday 28 May, 2015
 Join the Greater Manchester Local Record Centre to gather specimens of flowers and insects for adding to the collection at the Manchester Museum. This workshop will be run over two days, the first day involving learning about and placing insect traps...
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BioBlitz - Mammals, Bats and Moths (Chorlton Water Park 19:30 - 22:30)BioBlitz - Mammals, Bats and Moths (Chorlton Water Park 19:30 - 22:30)
 Saturday 30 May, 2015
 BioBlitzes are our flagship recording events and they are very exciting! Participants will be seeking out bats with detectors, setting mammal traps and running a moth trap at this evening's session...
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BioBlitz - Mammals, Birds and Moths (Chorlton Water Park 07:00 - 09:30)BioBlitz - Mammals, Birds and Moths (Chorlton Water Park 07:00 - 09:30)
 Sunday 31 May, 2015
 BioBlitzes are our flagship recording events and they are very exciting! Participants will be surveying for birds and learning to record using the BTO breeding codes based on observed behaviour. We will also be using this morning's session to check the mammal traps and review the moths captured over night...
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BioBlitz - General Event (Chorlton Water Park 11:00 - 16:00)BioBlitz - General Event (Chorlton Water Park 11:00 - 16:00)
 Sunday 31 May, 2015
 BioBlitzes are our flagship recording events and they are very exciting! Participants will be hunting for bugs, viewing pond-life through a microscope, identifying birds, butterfly netting and much more. The public event is between 11:00 - 16:00. Look out for the morning and evening events as well. These other sessions are more hands on but you need to book a place in advance.
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National Plant Monitoring SchemeNational Plant Monitoring Scheme
 Monday 15 June, 2015
 The National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) is organised and funded by BSBI, CEH, JNCC and Plantlife. The aim is to collect data to provide an annual indication of changes in plant abundance and diversity. The search is now on to find 2000 volunteers to take part in the NPMS who will play a vital role in gathering information. Together the volunteers will monitor wild plants in 28 important habitats, ranging from hedgerows and meadows to salt marsh and scree slopes...
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