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Wildlife of the Mosslands

Steve Ormerod

Mosslands are incredibly diverse, important habitats and we are lucky enough to have several of them right on our doorstep. Join expert Dave Winnard of Discover the Wild as he introduces us to some of the incredible creatures that we are likely to see on the Manchester Mosses.

Booking is essential through our Eventbrite page:

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April Book Review

Becky Royce

Inspired by #WorldBookDay on the 4th March, we are going to highlight some amazing books which we think you would like to read. Today we are going to kick things off with ‘Linescapes’ by Hugh Warwick.

In this book, Hugh Warwick talks about how lines effet the landscape he was looking at. He started to notice how railway lines, hedges, walls, or canals, for example, caused habitats to fracture and cause our environment to be fragmented...


What I have been up to in March

Daniel Jeal

Hi I'm Daniel and I’m the Restoration Placement with the Carbon Landscape Partnership. I’ve been volunteering with the Carbon Landscape for the last 3 years and I’ve been the Restoration Placement since September last year. I have been having a great time and learnt so much that I thought it would be a great idea to share my experiences. I hope to inspire or show anyone that is interested in a career in conservation how great a placement can...

What I have been up to in March

A potential exciting project in Golborne, Wigan

Becky Royce

Edge Green Common, which has no registered or traceable owner, is already home to a range of habitats including acid grassland, woodland and peat bog. As well as capturing and storing carbon from the atmosphere, it serves as a ‘stepping stone’ between other mossland and wetland sites in the Carbon Landscape for species such as dragonflies and butterflies. The site’s diverse plants and habitats also include some species not seen in any...

A potential exciting project in Golborne, Wigan

Restoration Update- Golborne High School Wetlands

Becky Royce

The Carbon Landscape have been building on from the initial wetland creation efforts wetlands on the ground of Golborne High School. Working with teachers Phil & Simon and their schools Eco Group along with other organisations we have helped to bring this wetland area to life.

The ponds were reprofiled and lined with clay to hold water and a network of smaller ponds were enhanced again to hold water but also to improve the...

Restoration Update- Golborne High School Wetlands

Restoration Update- New Moss Wood

Becky Royce

Some great news coming from our restoration project at New Moss Wood in Salford. Thanks to the restoration and planting work that was carried out last year, we are now seeing key mossland species taking hold and we are starting to see the peatland habitat coming back to life. Peatlands are so important in the fight against climate change, with their ability to capture and hold carbon, restoring these precious habitats in vital.

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Restoration Update- New Moss Wood

Restoration Update- Low Hall

Becky Royce

Mersey Rivers Trust are the lead on the Hey Brook Revival Project at Low Hall Local Nature Reserve which is located between Platt Bridge and Hindley in Wigan. This beautiful little nature reserve is a hub for local wildlife and a popular walking area for local people. It has a variety of different habitats including woodland, meadows and wetlands thanks to the flow of the Borsdane Brook. Mersey Rivers Trust, a member of the Carbon Landscape...

Restoration Update- Low Hall

Restoration Update- Whitehead Hall

Becky Royce

Whitehead Hall Meadows is a fantastic green space at the heart of the Astley Green community. The majority of the site is wildflower meadow, that is crisscrossed by a series of pathways with a pond as the centrepiece. Due to its history as a community meadow that was then used as a coal tip during World War Two, a unique mix of plants and animals can be found there. These include rare Eyebrights, Yellow Flag Iris and unusual bryophytes,...

Restoration Update- Whitehead Hall