Looking for a slice of nature among the bustling streets of the city? Wonder what bird that is waking you up in the morning? Then head to Manchester Museum for a series of practical, hands-on workshops on the bird patterns in Manchester, hosted by ornithologists Henry Mcghie (Manchester Museum) and Steve Atkins (Greater Manchester Ecology Unit). From the decline of the house sparrows and starlings to the rise of the peregrine, discover how Manchester’s birds are being affected by modern city life with some fascinating insight from Greater Manchester Bird Atlas and leading naturalists. There’s also the chance to test your knowledge of our feathered friends by exploring different bird songs and insect identification. Whether you’re an expert or not, take this unique opportunity to explore the more natural side of your urban surroundings.

Sat 26 Jan, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, M13 9PL, Tel: 0161 275 2634, 2pm – 4pm, £3, www.museum.manchester.ac.uk

Image: Marilyn Jane

Sat 26 Jan
Hannah Phillips
Published on:
Fri 25 Jan 2013