Two ecology specialists will join our online Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 26th August (7pm)

Many of you are using Carrington Moss as part of your daily exercise routine and, whilst you are out an about, you are highly likely to see lots of birds and other wildlife in this rich, nature-filled environment.  So, we are particularly delighted to announce that we will have two special guests at our online AGM on 26th August.  We will hear firstly from Stuart Fraser, Environmental Records Officer at Greater Manchester’s Local Records Centre (GMLRC), which is part of the GM Ecology Unit.  Stuart will talk to us about recording our bird and wildlife sightings on Carrington Moss and he will tell us a little about the records held by the GMLRC pertaining to Carrington Moss. 

We’d like as many of you as possible to record your sightings to help confirm just how important the area is to endangered and at-risk species.  You can find out more about the GMLRC by clicking on the logo.

James Walsh, aka The Mancunian Birder, will then share some information about the key bird species on Carrington Moss. 

James is an ecologist, a birding expert and the author of “Greater Manchester Birding City Region”, which is available as a free e-book, with colour photos, via Borrowbox (see below).  The Greater Manchester Birding City Region Project (GMBCR) have selected a specific bird species to represent each of the 10 boroughs, with the Northern Lapwing being Trafford’s emblem.   Take a look at the GMBCR Project “Perfect 10” film, including the Northern Lapwing in Trafford – click on the picture to the right

Like Stuart and James, our group aims to connect people with nature and we are really looking forward to hearing their presentations on 26th August.

Click on the picture to the left to go directly to the Borrowbox webpage to borrow this fantastic book. The photographs are wonderful and James mentions how important the Mosses in the Region are. There are also lots of interesting links to other resources at the end of the book.

For information, Borrowbox makes available a wide range of eBooks and eAudiiobooks.  If you don’t have one already, you will need to create an account with Borrowbox either on the Borrowbox website or by downloading the app to your mobile device. You will need your borrower number and PIN to create an account. Click here for more information about Trafford’s online library services.

We will also use our AGM to elect/re-elect our Committee for a further year and to update you on our activities.  If you are interested in being nominated for a role on the Committee please let us know by 31st July by clicking on the button below and completing the contact form. 

For information, Committee members are typically attending between 3 and 5 Carrington Moss related meetings a week (sometimes more), we also spend a lot of time reading and researching and represent the Friends Committee, speaking at public meetings and other events.  New Committee members need to be able to fulfil these activities.  The Friends of Carrington Moss is not politically affiliated and, therefore, it would not be appropriate for elected members of political parties, or those seeking to be elected, to be nominated for positions on the Committee.

If you’d like to join us at our AGM, please click on the link below and complete the contact form, so we can send you the details for the online meeting.  Many people have used various types of virtual meeting over the past few months but if you feel you need help to get connected for our AGM, don’t hesitate to tell us when you click below.

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