Kersal Moor, well known for its Chartist `giz the vote' history, is also a Site of Biological Importance. And this afternoon, as the sun shone, the Moor was celebrated for its ecology.
Twelve new fruit trees were planted by people of all ages from the local community who will be their future guardians, while a lady in a huge bee costume urged people to fill in postcards to send to David Cameron urging action to save the bees.
Already saved were Barn Owl Bill's incredibly tame rescued owls, who sat patiently while being stroked and held by loads of admirers. There was a vegetable quiz, old forest crafts and plant pot making, while the Incredible Edible stall showed what could be grown on wasteland for the community.
There were stalls selling ornamental dragons and snails, earrings, relishes, fab fruit pies and cakes. And in the background came some wicked East European sounds from the Yiddlesticks troupe.
Thanks to Friends of Kersal Moor, the famous space known previously only for its racecourse and Chartist connections, is coming back to life as a community recreation ground in its own right.
Main photo by Richard Searle