Greater Manchester Green City Region. Creating a greener, greater city region differently

Are you ready My Wild City fox

Introducing Manchester's very first nature festival

On Saturday 29 June 2019 Lancashire Wildlife Trust and City of Trees are joining forces with a group of incredible nature organisations to celebrate Manchester's wonderful wildlife.

Manchester Festival of Nature (#MFoN) is your chance to discover the plants and creatures living right on your doorstep in the big city. From fun-filled activities to fascinating talks and a very special theatrical performance, come and along, get closer to nature and celebrate your local natural wonderland!

The people of Manchester are so lucky to have such wonderful wildlife on their doorsteps, and we can't wait to help them experience it.

Who will be joining there?

Cheshire Wildlife Trust | RSPB | National Trust | City of Trees | The Conservation Volunteers | Royal Horticultural Society | Canal & River Trust | Action for Conservation | Sustrans | Chester Zoo | Manchester Museum | Manchester Metropolitan University | Manchester City Council and its Heaton Park team

We'll also be joined by a range of fantastic community and volunteering groups ready to showcase their amazing work in your region.

Things to do

From bushcraft to wildflower planting, MFoN has something to enchant the young, the old, the young at heart and everyone in between.

Do you get a buzz from bee-ing a record breaker? Do you want to take part in creating a new world record while raising awareness of the importance of pollinators? Have you got a bee costume handy, or can you use your craft skills to make one?

Pollinators are responsible for around a third of everything we eat so they are vital to humanity. Now is the time to pay them back for the essential work they do.

At home you can help by creating 'nectar cafes' full of lovely nectar-rich plants for our favourite insects. You can also help by volunteering to create wildflower meadows across the region. There will be lots of opportunities to find out more about these activities at MFoN.

If we can create a new world record with thousands of people dressing as bees or in the colours of bumblebees, it will warn the world that we are close to an environmental disaster if these important insects continue to decline.

So get dressed up, catch the buzz (or tram) to MFoN and join the swarm in Heaton Park on Saturday 29 June 2019.

For more information visit the event page.


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