I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to help out at the bioblitz in Whitworth Park; we found a grand total of 95 different species which will all be registered with the local wildlife recorder as well as with Meet the Species 2012. Particular thanks must go to the Museum Youth Board for maning Sinclair the fox (the star of the show), helping with the recording and working on the new wildflower areas as well as to Lorna Davenport for all these great photographs of the day. We even managed to find one of the Whitworth Art Gallery’s honey bees exploring the flowerbeds in the sunshine.
The quality of Whitworth Park as an urban green space has recently been recognised and has now received a Green Flag Award for being safe and welcoming, having a great new play area and for creating new areas of biodiversity. Congratulations to everyone involved!