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Welcome to the Friends of Broadhurst Park Conmunity Group. Our aims are to preserve the green open spaces of Broadhurst Fields and protect them from further development. We want to encourage people to visit the Park and learn about its biodiversity and history.

We hold free events during the Summer months,Coming Up-  See our Events Page

Bat Walk  Saturday 28 September 2019 6.30 – 8.30 pm Free Attraction Broadhurst Clough St Marys Rd M40 0BL

image of bat with with outstretched wingsExplore Broadhurst Clough at night to see and hear our Pipistrelle and Soprano bats. We will take a leisurely walk through parts of the Clough, using bat detectors to listen out for foraging bats. Our bat expert Martin will be joining us again and sharing his extensive knowledge during the evening. The walk will start at 9pm, and finish at 10:30pm at the latest. Meet at the St Mary’s Rd entrance to the Clough (close to the St Mary’s Rd/Joyce St junction) next to St Marys Nursing Home, Manchester M40 0BL The walk is unsuitable for prams. Temperatures can drop at night so remember to wrap up warmly. Bring a torc

Booking essential as places are limited Book via Eventbrite

 

Previous events include our annual Festival, a wild flower identification workshop, bug hunting, bat and fungi walks We also carry out conservation work in the Park; for example  we have spent scores of  hours tackling Himalayan Balsam (an alien invasive species) plus Litter picks and putting up bird boxes. We’ve also planted wild plants and cleared drainage channels to help feed the wetland areas in Broadhurst Clough

We always welcome new volunteers.  If you would like to join us please get in touch at friendsofbroadhurst@outlook.com

image of bat with with outstretched wings

 

We saw Pipistrelle bats hunting over Broadhurst Clough on our Bat Hunt in June

 

 

children using nets to dip for water creatures

Dipping to find water creatures in our pond May 19

Children and parents came to our Pond Dipping and Bug Hunt in May.  In spite of the rain, they had fun and found tadpoles and all sorts of water creatures

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all the volunteers who collected 30 bags of refuse from the playing fields in March

volunteers posing with bags of litter

volunteers with 30 bags of litter!

 

 

 

 

 

and sowed wild flower seeds in the Clough in February

people seed sowing in Broadhurst Clough image

seed sowing in Broadhurst Clough

 

 

 

 

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  1. Ann Hunaina

    Brilliant turn out for our Spooky Walk last Saturday, it was lovely to see so many families from our local community enjoying a spooky, scary, fun time together in our beautiful hidden gem Broadhurst Clough! Same again next year!

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