The Birds and the Bees

The Details

Name: The Birds and the Bees

Designed and decorated by: Caroline Daly.

Sponsor: Manchester Evening News

Design Inspiration

Manchester is a warm and welcoming city and people from all over the world have made it their home. This witty Bee, disguised as a bird, celebrates the fact that peregrine falcons have also decided to make Manchester city centre their home. The falcon’s feathers and markings inspired all the patterns and colours that are featured.

The Spirit of Manchester

The Manchester Evening News is this year celebrating 150 years of informing, entertaining and standing up for Mancunians. They are proud to have been with the city every step of the way for a century and a half, through good times and bad. Together, we can look back on our shared past with pride, and look forward with confldence. We are Manchester!

The Artist -Caroline Daly

Caroline is an artist from Manchester with a background in Theatre Design, who is greatly inspired by local wildlife, especially birds! She painted two bees for the Bee In The City art trail. Her work often features decorative pattern, line and symmetry and she prefers to work by hand using traditional mediums whilst trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
Caroline also enjoys working as an arts facilitator providing a whole host of art workshops for young people and community groups in Greater Manchester.
Caroline's window is inspired by the work of Manchester Festival of Nature. It is a celebration of the wonderful and diverse wildlife in and around our city. The festival, held at Heaton Park, June 27th, allows people to immerse themselves in the wild while learning about the plants and creatures they can experience here in Greater Manchester, including all of the birds illustrated in the window.
To find out more or purchase and of her prints visit

Bee in the City 2020

Bee in the City 2020