Greater Manchester Local Record Centre


Greater Manchester Local Record Centre
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Winter Tree ID (Alexandra Park, Whalley Range, 10:00 - 15:00)Winter Tree ID (Alexandra Park, Whalley Range, 10:00 - 15:00)
 Saturday 06 February, 2016
 This workshop on tree and shrub identification will be led by David Dutton, Ecologist at the Greater Manchester Ecology Unit. Alexandra Park is an ideal location to learn how to identify our most common native species of trees and shrubs with a large variety growing in the park. Without their leaves trees are more difficult to identify in winter, but their...
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Fungi ID Workshop (Smithills Estate, High Shores Clough SBI, 10 - 3)Fungi ID Workshop (Smithills Estate, High Shores Clough SBI, 10 - 3)
 Saturday 06 February, 2016
 This is one of a series of species identification and recording workshops being run jointly by the Woodland Trust and the Greater Manchester Local Record Centre on the Smithills Estate in Bolton. The world of mushrooms and fungi can be a daunting one to the novice, filled with many species and look-a-likes. This one day workshop will help you to identify fungi with more confidence and understand the different families and how to tell them apart.
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RFNS EVENT: Indoor meeting (Cutgate Baptist Church, 19:30)RFNS EVENT: Indoor meeting (Cutgate Baptist Church, 19:30)
 Thursday 11 February, 2016
 Indoor Meeting at 7.30pm at Cutgate Baptist Church, Rochdale (OL11 5YY). A talk by Rochdale Countryside Ranger, Richard Whittle, on “Healey Dell Nature Reserve”. Entrance: Members £2/Non Members £3...
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RFNS EVENT: Coach Trip to Parkgate Wirral (09:00)RFNS EVENT: Coach Trip to Parkgate Wirral (09:00)
 Saturday 13 February, 2016
 All day Coach trip to Parkgate, Wirral, timed for the high tide on the estuary for best views of winter wading birds. Also the opportunity for a short walk in the country park. Coach leaves Old Manchester Rd Rochdale (OL11 4HY) at 9am. BOOKING ESSENTIAL with Mr. F. Royle 01706 644394 (Fare £14)
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RFNS EVENT: Local walk in Littleborough / Clegg Hall area (10:00)RFNS EVENT: Local walk in Littleborough / Clegg Hall area (10:00)
 Thursday 18 February, 2016
 Local walk in the Littleborough/Clegg hall area. Join the group on its monthly Biological Recording day. The exact route will be subject to weather conditions...
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Winter Bird ID (Smithills Estate, Bolton 10:00 - 15:00)Winter Bird ID (Smithills Estate, Bolton 10:00 - 15:00)
 Saturday 20 February, 2016
 Many species of bird fly to Greater Manchester at this time of year to escape the cold winters in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Scandinavia. The varied habitats of the Smithills Estate which include the ancient woodland of High Shores Clough SBI (a grade A Site of Biological Importance) and the moorland of Winter Hill and Smithills Moor SBI should ensure we see a good mixture of species. We will be listening out for the calls of...
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RFNS EVENT: Natural History walk at Foulridge, near Colne (10:00)RFNS EVENT: Natural History walk at Foulridge, near Colne (10:00)
 Saturday 27 February, 2016
 Natural History walk at Foulridge, near Colne. Non- Members (experts and novices alike) are welcome to join the group. It will be an easy walk alongside the reservoirs and the canal via meadows and hedgerows. Meet at Old Manchester Rd Rochdale (OL11 4HY) at 10 am to share cars or meet at Castle Road, Colne near Brown Hill Lane (BB8 7AS) Grid reference SD895410.
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