St Mary in the Baum goes wild about Rochdale

Date published: 30 November 2018

Approximately 100 people attended the Wild About Rochdale event at St Mary in the Baum on Saturday (24 November).

Wild About Rochdale took place to show local residents how they can become involved in ‘green’ issues in the borough and encourage others to become involved with various societies and organisations.

The event was hosted by the Rochdale Field Naturalists Society and the Rochdale Ramblers group had a stand promoting walking, which attracted quite a bit of interest and questions

14 organisations held exhibits throughout the day, including Rochdale Environmental Action Group, Nature Ed, RSPB, Faith4Change, Moss Row Allotments, Rochdale in Bloom, Petrus-Incredible Edible, Dippy on Tour, Ramblers, Greater Manchester Record Unit, Green Volunteers, Rooley Moor Neighbourhood Forum, Stoney Hill, and Friends of Harehill Park.


Rochdale Field Naturalists
Rochdale Field Naturalists


Four short talks - ‘eco church’, 'Watergrove birds’, 'Rochdale field naturalists’ and 'Rochdale’s wild spaces' -  were given respectively by Mark Coleman, Steve Atkins, Rick Cowley and Mike Cummins.

Dippy on Tour’s Liz McNab said: “It was great to talk to people about Dippy – there’s lots of interest in the town about his visit.”

Participant Susan Smith added: “I thought it was brilliant. I learned loads of new things and made some really good contacts.”

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