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Highfield Country Park

Highfield Country Park is a 70 acre area of open land that stretches to the east of Broom Avenue across to the back of Houldsworth Golf Course and over to the junction of Longford Road and Nelstrop Road.

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Environmental Care

The environment of an organism includes physical properties, which can be described as the sum of local abiotic factors such as insolation (sunlight), climate, and geology, and biotic ecosystem, which includes other organisms that share its habitat.

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Highfield Needs You

Your Highfield needs you! Do it for the birds, bees and lovely little trees. Highfield has a place in the local, regional and national structure of wildlife havens. Simple as.

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Animals

Animals – Birds (Avia)

Bullfinch (UKBAP Priority species/Red listed species); Blue Tit; Wren; Blackbird; Magpie; Long-tailed Tit; Wood Pigeon; Great Tit; Robin; Chiff Chaff; Mistle Thrush (Amber listed species); Starling (Red listed species); Willow Warbler (Amber listed species); Jay (Garrulus glandarius.  Spotted on healthwalk, 28/12/2008); Whitethroat; Swift; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Song Thrush (UKBAP Priority species/GMBAP Priority species/Red listed species); Carrion Crow; Cuckoo (Amber listed species); Kestrel; Sparrowhawk;

Animals – Other

Insects (Common Blue Butterfly; Honey Bee; Common Bee; );

Arichnids (TBC);

Mammalia (Pipistrelle bat; Fox; Hedgehog; Rats; Mice);

Amphibia (Common Toad; Common Frog; Newts)

For You – Resources

Wildlife (General).

The following link hosted by the RSPB has a free guide on wildlife in your area. RSPB Link.

A leaflet containing top tips for creating a wildlife friendly garden.

Great Crested Newt fact sheet produced by the Water Policy and Wildlife Trusts’ publications, click here.

Download the Dawn Chorus guide from BBC’s Breathing Places website here (196KB).

Download the Feed a Mammal guide from BBC’s Breathing Places website here (284KB).

Download the Sow some Wild Seeds guide from BBC’s Breathing Places website here (164KB).

More downloads available here.

Birds.

Send off for a Birds In Your Garden guide from the RSPB by lcicking this link: RSPB Link.

Bats.

Bat Conservation Trust publication on identifying bats: external link to download as a PDF leaflet (301KB).

Bat Conservation Trust publication on Encouraging bats: external link to download as a PDF leaflet (2MB).

Bat Conservation Trust publication on How To Build a Bat Box :external link to download as a PDF leaflet (56KB).

Habitat.

The Wildlife Trusts’ guide to our waterways.

The Natural Environment and Rural Communities (NERC) Act 2006 introduced a biodiversity duty on local authorities in England and Wales to conserve biodiversity. ‘Local Authority Services and Biodiversity’  provides a simple introduction to the duty; highlighting the benefits of and opportunities for protecting and enhancing the natural environment. The leaflet draws on existing good practice and will be a source of inspiration for local authorities to consider new and additional ways of integrating biodiversity conservation throughout their activities.

History

The Annual Easter Event attracts over 500 people between 1pm and 4pm. Getting Manchester Moving, Community Funding, Grassroots Grants, Manchester Leisure, Four Avenues Residents Association, and Friends of Highfield Country […]

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Animals

Animals – Birds (Avia) Bullfinch (UKBAP Priority species/Red listed species); Blue Tit; Wren; Blackbird; Magpie; Long-tailed Tit; Wood Pigeon; Great Tit; Robin; Chiff Chaff; Mistle Thrush (Amber listed species); Starling […]

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Ecology

Ecology is the scientific study of the distribution, abundance of life and the interactions between organisms and their natural environment. The environment of an organism includes physical properties, which can […]

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Plants

Plants – Pond species, Shrubs & Trees, Other Shrubs Hawthorn Blackthorn Gooseberry Rowan Field Maple Oak Birch Crack Willow Elder Bird Cherry Alder Guelder Rose Hazel Holly Dog Rose Floating […]

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Events

For each event please dress appropriately for the weather conditions and wear comfortable sturdy and possibly water-tight footwear.  All are welcome to all of our events. Parktastic – Wednesday (29/7/2009) […]

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Our Team

David McGee

David McGee

(CEO / Founder)

Michael Burke

Michael Burke

(Manager)
Matthew Hayes

Matthew Hayes

(Project Manager)
JaneTemple

Jane Temple

(Assistant Project Manager)

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