News & Articles

Red Deer

Red deer is the UK’s largest mammal. They migrated into Britain from Europe about 11,000 years ago and were originally used for food, skins and tools. Red deer are active 24 hours a day, but are most commonly seen at dawn and dusk. The males, called stags ... [read more]

Published: 11/07/2024

Peregrine Falcon

A relatively small, but powerful bird of prey. Found in every continent and country except the Antarctic and New Zealand. The name literally translates as 'wandering falcon'. Evan Powell, Manchester Peregrine Project, authors this article ... [read more]

Published: 11/07/2024

GM State of Nature Report 2024

Greater Manchester's first State of Nature Report has been compiled to highlight the urgent challenges faced by nature across the city-region ... [read more]

Published: 05/03/2024

Bee-Friendly Plants

Jane Morris authors this month's article which makes the case for more informed planting for bees and other pollinators in all kinds of pots / planters, gardens, grounds, woodlands, fields and way-sides. ... [read more]

Published: 13/07/2023

How to Record Breeding Birds in Greater Manchester

A guide explaining how you should record breeding birds in Greater Manchester. ... [read more]

Published: 30/05/2022

What a wonderful day! Carbon Landscape, Chat Moss

'We live in a wonderful world of nature... we came together to record and celebrate it through the Carbon Landscape...' an article by, and for, local nature enthusiasts. ... [read more]

Published: 03/07/2020

Bird Sounds Game Beginners' Edition

This game will test your bird identification skills. It is for beginners. We suspect you will do better than you might think. ... [read more]

Published: 01/07/2019

Bird ID by Sound

Would you like to learn how to identify local birds with your eyes closed? Matt and Steve recorded a selection of Greater Manchester's birds going about their daily routines. They've put together this series of audio tutorials analysing the varied songs a ... [read more]

Published: 02/04/2019

Tanners Dam

Tanners Dam is a medium sized acidic moorland pond in a glorious moorland setting. It was created by a local mill as a water source but has been disused for over 50 years and since then fished for recreation. ... [read more]

Published: 28/03/2019

Citizen Science Newsletter Dec 2018

Take a look back at the last 18 months of the Carbon Landscape Citizen Science project. Included are some of the highlights from each survey, an article from one of our Citizen Scientists about their experiences and information about the Citizen Science p ... [read more]

Published: 19/12/2018


Swifts are iconic summer visitors who brighten our skies with their high-speed aerial antics. They are often noticeable at dusk, on a warm evening, darting around rooftops forming 'screaming parties', which usually indicates they are nesting close by ... [read more]

Published: 06/03/2018

Photography for Identification

Ken Gartside has produced this brief guide to some basic photography techniques to assist accurate ID for recording purposes ... [read more]

Published: 01/02/2015

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