Manchester Wild Wall

Artist:
Glesni Lewis and Cookie

Species Info:
Eurasian Curlew (Numenius Arquata), Sphagnum Moss (Sphagnum), Large Heath Butterfly (Coenonympha tullia), Brown Banded Carder Bee (Bombus humilis), Cotton Grass (Eriothrum vaginatum, Eriothrum angustifolium), and Sundews (Drosera anglica, Drosera intermedia)

Location:
M15 5TQ

Map below

Date Completed:
26/07/21

Glesni and Cookie

Brilliant creatives Glesni and Cookie have painted our Wild Wall in Manchester; Cookie is a talented young artist based in Manchester and Glesni is one of the wonderful team here at UK Youth for Nature and is an incredibly creative artist.


Partners

Funders:
Manchester City Council, Curlew Action Society, Ascension Church Hulme

Supporters:
Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Steve Beal (Ascension Church); Reverend Clive, Reverend Grace


Political Engagement
  • 2021 is a critical year for the environment and will set the course for the next decade, with countries coming forward to set new climate and nature pledges for 2030.
  • Young people are calling for urgent action to address the crises facing nature and the climate. This year will lock in the actions countries will take by 2030.
  • Nature and climate are interlinked: climate change is one of the greatest threats to the natural world, but restoring nature can tackle climate change by locking away carbon in healthy ecosystems.

Aims:

  1. To put pressure on politicians in the lead up to COP26 to commit to protecting nature
  2. To increase awareness of issues surrounding local nature + biodiversity

Use our Hashtags

#WildWalls #NaturalKingdom  #COP26 #NatureCrisis #ClimateCrisis #UKYouthForNature #YouthForOurPlanet #GenerationRestoration #StreetArt #Curlew #EurasianCurlew #Moss #Butterfly #LargeHeathButterfly #Bee #Bees #BrownBandedCarderBee #Grass #CottonGrass #Sundews

Premade Post (for socials)

A new habitat has arrived in Manchester! This mural is part of @UKYouth4Nature‘s #Natural Kingdom: #WildWalls campaign, aiming to emphasise the links between the #ClimateCrisis and the UK’s #NatureCrisis 🌿 https://youthfornature.uk/natural-kingdom_wild-walls/

Glesni and Cookie our two artists on the wall!
Resources

Species/habitat info and links:

Discover more about the wonderful species on this wall, including the iconic Eurasian Curlew and the work by the Curlew Action Society to conserve them, the Large Heath Butterfly that has returned to the area following a recent reintroduction project and a worker bee that has been a symbol of Manchester for over 150 years –  the Brown Banded Carder Bee. This wall also features the plants and mosses that characterise the lowland peatlands surrounding Manchester that desperately need restoring, such as Sphagnum moss, Sundews and Cotton Grass

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