May 16 2019

City Nature Challenge

A huge thank you to everyone involved in the 4-day City Nature Challenge 2 weekends ago – we managed to register over 5,000 records (observations) across the Greater Manchester region, covering 800+ species! We came 6th in Europe and were respectably mid-table globally, which considering the...

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May 16 2019

Smithills Update 13th May 2019

  Hi all and welcome to our latest Smithills update Staffing Russ Hedley will be leaving us in July, after four years’ working on the project. Russ’s guided walks business has gone from strength to strength (and anyone who has been on one of his walks will not be...

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May 10 2019

Smithills Update 8th May

Hello all Facts and figures I am pleased to say that we now have the latest figures on volunteering and events – we now have 110 volunteers, who have contributed 1975 hours to the project so far this year. Aside from the clear value this adds to...

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May 10 2019

Partners plant trees at Hedley Hall

Volunteers from our corporate partners Sainsbury’s and Nationwide planted around 1,500 trees at Hedley Hall on May 1st.   36 staff from Sainsbury’s were joined by seven staff from Nationwide to put the trees in the ground. They also got a chance to look at a previously...

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May 01 2019

Yorks & Humber Volunteer Gathering

A big thanks to everyone who came along at the weekend to join us at Ripley Castle for our Yorks. & Humber Volunteer Gathering. After some really interesting updates from Site Manager, Mark Feather and Skipton Visitor Experience Manager, Hazel Birdsall, we were joined by Kylie...

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Apr 18 2019

Smithills Update 18th April 2019

Hello all Wildlife Group Last week the Smithills Wildlife Monitor Volunteers were out at Dean Brook learning how to identify river flies with Dr Adam Moolna from Keele University. Now certified river fly spotters (!!) they will be monitoring the presence of these species monthly. This information...

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