Links to other Friends' groups and useful websites are:
Some useful sources of wildlife information and organisations - from Janet Walsh
Wildlife organisations and information
Parsonage Gardens - superb photographs by Elizabeth Maddock
Parsonage Gardens photos by Elizabeth Maddock
Didsbury Civic Society. DCS covers a range of activities and issues in Didsbury - the environment, the buildings, planning applications, highways, etc, and is always consulted by the Council on local matters.
Didsbury Parsonage Trust. The Parsonage Trust was set up to restore and maintain the Old Parsonage, a historic Didsbury building which is now a thriving centre for community courses and activities, and a popular venue for weddings and other celebrations.
Friends of Didsbury Park. The Friends' group look after the park in the same way that our group looks after Fletcher Moss. They have an enthusiastic group of volunteers who meet in the park on Monday mornings.
Friends of Marie Louise Gardens. Concerend with all matters affecting the gardens. There are volunteering opportunities.
Friends of Parrswood Environmental Centre. Operate from a very well-equipped centre at Parrs Wood and are involved in a number of different horticultural activities. Volunteers meet on Tuesday afternoon.
Friends of Chorlton Meadows. A very active and dedicated conservation group who organise a range of activities - courses, guided nature walks, practical conservation, hedge-laying, coppicing, etc.
RHS Plants for Pollinators. If you want to provide plants which are insect and butterfly friendly, and good for the environment, have a look at this site:
Fletcher Moss Community Tennis. A very hard working group which has made great efforts to bring regular tennis back to Fletcher Moss - playing, coaching, for all ages and abilities. Contact them if you would like to play tennis at Fletcher Moss.
Artist Liz Scantlebury (nature paintings using Fletcher Moss park for inspiration):
Susan and Katie, from Albany, New York, USA, would like you to look at this site to get ideas about making garden furniture from re-cycled materials:
Manchester Birding Forum. Interesting postings from local 'birders' as to what there is to see in the Greater Manchester area (including Fletcher Moss)
www.manchesterbirding.com and www.manchesterbirding.activeboard.com/
Green Giants Health Walks. Another regular walking group who meet on Thursdays at different locations thoughout Manchester. For further information and a programme contact Donald Johnson:
Nature Talks and Walks. Russell Hedley runs an organisation dedicated to spreading the word about nature and wildlife and offering a range of supporting services and activities for schools, community groups, walking clubs, etc.