Bioblitz in Whitworth Park

8 06 2010

June 8th will be the start of our Bioblitz in Whitworth Park to help both the Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Museum find out more about the biodiversity of the local green space adjacent to the gallery.  Both institutions are currently developing plans to expand and improve their facilities for visitors and asking the Heritage Lottery Fund for support – The Gallery is at the development stage of a £12m project which will see new extensions into the park area at the back of the gallery, and the museum is developing a new mammals gallery.  Gaining an insight into what plants, animals, birds and insects live around us will help inform our plans.

Tonight entomologists from Manchester Museum will set up a moth trap and bat specialists will be identifying the different bats in the park – results of these experiments and more information will be available all day on June 9th, when everyone is invited to join us in a major species hunt!  Come and visit us anytime between 10am and 4pm.

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