National Meadows Day, dedicated to celebrating and protecting our vanishing wildflower meadows and the wealth of wildlife they support, will take place on Saturday 1 July 2017.
This year's National Meadows Day will be the biggest yet, with over 100 events taking place across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
The Friends of Chorlton Meadows and the RSPB are inviting families to drop in to Chorlton Ees on 1 July 2017 from 10 am-2 pm, to take part in free activities to celebrate the magnificent local meadows. The event is taking place at Chorlton Ees - just follow the signs from Brookburn Road car park.
Free activities include wildflower walks at 10 am and 12 pm and bee and butterfly safaris at 11 am and 1 pm, plus drop-in nature and craft activities all day.
In the run up to National Meadows Day, an evening of wildlife talks will be held at Chorlton Library on Thursday 29 June, 7 pm-9 pm. Guest speakers include Dave Bishop, who will be talking about how important local meadows are for wildlife and Louise Bentley talking all about how to help local swifts.
Evening of talks:Chorlton Library, Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9PN.
National Meadows Day celebration event: Chorlton Ees, follow the signs from Brookburn Road car park, M21 9ES.
Contact: For more information about the events, visit magnificentmeadows.org.uk, call 0161 881 5639 or email Mersey.Valley@rspb.org.uk