In their wish to recreate the Victorian past of Alexandra Park in South Manchester, the council is removing 400 trees, wreaking havoc in an urban oasis, home to much wildlife.
Hibernating animals are inevitably being disturbed. The RSPB has confirmed that the nesting season has begun.
What was a beautiful park of mature trees will become a formal garden, with tennis courts and other human-oriented amenities.
Please let any Manchester friends know what is happening and ask them to support the campaign.