Manchester has been my home during my studies at the Royal Northern College of Music for the last two years. Although I often go back and forth to Gloucestershire and London to see friends and family, I spend most of my time here in the city. It is sometimes hard therefore to find the same amount of greenery and wildlife in Manchester compared to the natural surroundings of my family home in the Cotswolds. I mentioned this before in my post about Media City, in which I discussed the lack of green space in the city centre. Despite this, Manchester is undeniably vibrant in its arts and culture. So, this weekend, I went on an urban wildlife hunt in the city.
So far, my urban wildlife collection consists mostly of street art and independent flower shops, but a city as industrial as Manchester provides a different kind of pleasure when it comes to discovering plants and animals because you really have to look for it. Walking back from the city to Salford Quays took me along the Manchester canal. Normally, I'm found running along the canal every other morning, so it was nice to use it for a leisurely walk for a change. The canal is home to lots of typical waterway plants such as the bright purple butterfly bushes that line the paths.
Hi there, my name is Nevada and I'm a twenty-five year old music teacher. The Little Green blog centres around wildlife, gardening and lifestyle photography. All photos are my own and represent the portfolio of an amateur photographer!