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Powdery Mildew Project (University of Reading)Powdery Mildew Project (University of Reading)
 Friday 31 July, 2015
 Fancy a glimpse into the world of powdery mildew? Powdery mildews commonly occur on garden plants, are unsightly, and can cause serious damage. To help understand how widespread powdery mildews are, both in terms of geography and hosts, the Royal Horticultural Society and University of Reading are working together to identify and map as many powdery mildews as possible over the next two growing seasons. You can help by supplying us with infected plant samples and in exchange we will do our best to tell you what mildew is infecting your plant.
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Butterfly Identification (Boggart Hole Clough LNR, 10:00 - 15:00)Butterfly Identification (Boggart Hole Clough LNR, 10:00 - 15:00)
 Saturday 01 August, 2015
 Butterflies are colourful and fragile insects with 24 species occurring regularly in Greater Manchester. These range from the relatively common Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell, to the stunning Red Admiral and the migrant Painted Lady (2015 looks like being the best year for this species since 2009). This workshop will focus on the top 15 GM species and as well as learning how to identify them, we will show you how to record your sightings and submit your records...
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Partner Event: Moston Brook Funday (13:00 - 16:00)Partner Event: Moston Brook Funday (13:00 - 16:00)
 Saturday 01 August, 2015
 Moston Brook - Walk, play and explore. Waterways, woodlands and meadows on your doorstep. Climbing tower, Falconry displays, Face painting, Willow weaving, Music, Bouncy castle, Bug hunts, Arts and crafts, Nature activities, Model train rides, Clown, Refreshments, and much more!
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Partner Event: Explorer Walk (Wigan Flashes 10:00 - 15:00)Partner Event: Explorer Walk (Wigan Flashes 10:00 - 15:00)
 Sunday 02 August, 2015
 Join the Wigan Projects Manager on a guided walk between three nature reserves. Bring your packed lunch and wear suitable footwear. Wigan Flashes LNR to Kirkless LNR via Amberswood. Meeting at Welham Road entrance.
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Partner Event: Visit to Rodley Nature Reserve, Leeds (10:00)Partner Event: Visit to Rodley Nature Reserve, Leeds (10:00)
 Thursday 06 August, 2015
 Visit to Rodley Nature Reserve, Leeds - a riverside wetland area. Join the Rochdale Field Naturalists' Society to observe birds, dragonflies, wild flowers and butterflies. Cars leave Old Manchester Road, Rochdale at 10am SD892129 (Lifts available)
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Partner Event: Pond Dipping at Hollingworth LakePartner Event: Pond Dipping at Hollingworth Lake
 Monday 10 August, 2015
 Join the Rochdale Field Naturalists' Society for pond dipping at Hollingworth Lake, Rochdale. Meet the group at 1.00pm at the Visitor Centre. (SD940153).
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Ordsall Walk (Salford Quays, 12:30)Ordsall Walk (Salford Quays, 12:30)
 Thursday 13 August, 2015
 Come along and stretch your legs on a guided walk with the Salford Ranger Team. Join the ranger for a walk around the Quays and along the towpath. 4 miles approximately. Meet at the corner of Guy Fawkes Street and Ordsall Lane M5 3AN. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Booking essential rangers@salford.gov.uk or 0161 793 4219.
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Bees, Beetles, Hoverfly & Dragonfly ID (Boggart Hole Clough 10:00 - 15:00)Bees, Beetles, Hoverfly & Dragonfly ID (Boggart Hole Clough 10:00 - 15:00)
 Saturday 29 August, 2015
 Insects are the largest taxonomic group in terms of numbers of species but they are generally poorly recorded. This workshop will cover a general introduction to the identification of four main groups. It will also provide guidance on how to photograph species for identification purposes and how to set up pitfall traps.
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Crescent Meadows Bat Walk (Salford Meadows, 20:00 - 22:00)Crescent Meadows Bat Walk (Salford Meadows, 20:00 - 22:00)
 Thursday 03 September, 2015
 Come and see if we can find any bats at the meadows. Bring a torch and wear suitable clothing. Meet at the entrance to the Meadows, Meadow Road, M7 1PA. Booking essential rangers@salford.gov.uk or 0161 793 4219.
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Crescent Meadows Stroll (Crescent Meadows, 12:30 - 13:30)Crescent Meadows Stroll (Crescent Meadows, 12:30 - 13:30)
 Wednesday 09 September, 2015
 Come along and stretch your legs on a guided walk with the Salford Ranger Team. 1 hour walk from the meadows along the Irwell. Meet at the meadows entrance, M7 1PA. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Booking essential rangers@salford.gov.uk or 0161 793 4219.
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Ordsall Bat Walk (Salford Quays, 19:30 - 21:00)Ordsall Bat Walk (Salford Quays, 19:30 - 21:00)
 Thursday 10 September, 2015
 Search for these nocturnal creatures along the banks of the River Irwell surrounded by the glow of the city lights. Bring a torch. Meet at the corner of Guy Fawkes Street and Ordsall Lane M5 3AN. Booking essential rangers@salford.gov.uk or 0161 793 4219.
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Crescent Meadows Stroll (Crescent Meadows, 12:30 - 13:30)Crescent Meadows Stroll (Crescent Meadows, 12:30 - 13:30)
 Friday 23 October, 2015
 Come along and stretch your legs on a guided walk with the Salford Ranger Team. 1 hour walk from the meadows along the Irwell. Meet at the meadows entrance M7 1PA. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Booking essential rangers@salford.gov.uk or 0161 793 4219.
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