Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Summer Programme, July to September 2008

Alex Krause has now managed to hold all the high level and secret talks with regard to the Summer Programme and now the fruits of her efforts can be revealed:

Bench Replacement and Restoration

The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) is helping us to restore and replace some of the benches on Chorlton Ees and you are invited to participate - a good opportunity to brush up on your construction skills! This task will be spread over four days, which will be:

Sunday 20th July
Sunday 27th July
Wednesday 30th July
Wednesday 31st July

There is no obligation to attend all four of these days - if you can just make one, that's fine!

Days will run from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Contact Numbers for further info: Alex Krause (Mersey Valley), 0161 881 5639
Katie Lowrie (BTCV), 07740 899539

The meeting point is Chorlton Ees car park which is at the end of the cobbled road off Brookburn Road (Note: This is not Ivy Green car park on Brookburn Road itself).

All necessary tools will be supplied.

Small Mammal Survey

Nick Martin (BTCV), Richard Gardner and Julian Robinson (FoCM) will be setting small mammal traps (the humane ones used by zoologists, of course!) the night before. You are invited to find out what tiny creatures have been caught in the traps. Because we need to ensure that these wee beasties come to no harm, and release them as soon as possible, we need to make a fairly early start.

Date: Sunday, 3rd August
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Place: Chorlton Ees car park

More info. from Alex on 0161 881 5639

Bat Walk

Another journey of wildlife discovery for your delectation! Jim Taylor of the Greater Manchester Bat Group will be leading a Bat Walk. We will be using electronic bat detectors - which can pick up the ultrasonic calls of the bats and distinguish between the different species.

Date: Saturday, 6th September
Time: 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Place: Chorlton Ees car park

Because this is an evening event you will need to bring a torch.

More info. from Alex on 0161 881 5639

For all events, please make sure to wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather.

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