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Manchester Snowdrop City PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday 18th February 2015

Last year to mark the centenary of the First World War local volunteers, community groups and schools gathered together to plant 100,000 snowdrop bulbs across a number of sites in Manchester.

Snowdrops were chosen as they were planted at war graves during the First World War to remind soldiers of home. The small white flowers - a symbol of hope and peace, are now starting to bloom and will leave a lasting legacy when they flower each year for the enjoyment of many who visit, work and live in Manchester.

This is accompanied by a dramatic war-themed snowdrop installation imitating a First World War bunker outside the entrance and inside the foyer of Manchester Art Gallery. The display is designed to showcase the city wide project by featuring snowdrops growing out of the bunkers as if the war is over, leading visitors to the Stanley Spencer art exhibition currently showing at Manchester Art Gallery.


2015 GM Winter Wildlife Watch PDF Print E-mail

Monday 9th February 2015

We are looking for help to complete the 2015 GM Winter Wildlife Watch - Can you tell us what you see in your garden or local park?

Choose a week that suits you (or a few days) in February and record what you see. At the end of the week complete the form, recording the maximum numbers of each species seen at any one time and send it back to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Download the recording form from:


If you need any help recognising garden birds - attached is a copy of our beginners spotter sheet. You can also get help from the RSPB Bird Identifier at:


If you need help with anything else, make a description, try and take a picture and let us know and we will see if we can help you out.



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