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Nutty about Nutsford Vale PDF Print E-mail

Monday 18th May 2015

This former landlfill site in Gorton is a real hidden gem. Thanks to lots of support from Red Rose Forest and the City Council, significant investment over the years has transformed the place into a haven for people and wildlife. The Friends of Nutsford Vale, local people who care about the site, have recently won a Clean City Grant from the City Council to create nearly a Hectare( thats about the size of two football pitches) of wildlflower meadow.

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Work has just begun and the site will soon be seeded with millions of wildlflowers from a seed mix supplied by the National Wildflower Centre in Liverpool. Flowers to be sown will include cornfield annuals: poppys, cornflowers and corn chamomile, and perennials such as ox eye daisy, foxglove cow parsley, evening primrose and vipers bugloss.. when it flowers the bees, birds and butterflies will love it - and so will we!

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Honeybees, Humans and the Environment PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday 28th April 2015

Three Bees, a trio of beekeepers based in South Manchester, offer a variety of interactive workshops that enable students of all ages to explore the interactions between honeybees, humans and the environment. Each workshop is tailored to suit the needs of the learner, emphasising key topics such as; Honeybees & other Bees, Plants & Pollination, Honeybee Habitats & the Hive, Honey Bee Anatomy and How Honey is Made. All workshops involve hive equipment, full beekeeper veils and honey, but no live bees! Visits to an apiary can be arranged. Particularly relevant for students at Key Stage levels one and two.

For more information contact Alex MacDonald on tel. 07833196826, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

or see the website - www.bubblesbeesandbalms.co.uk

 
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