Thursday 21st November 2013: The World of the Oak Tree

    This month’s meeting kicked off with Wildlife Explorers drawing a map of a favourite place in Cheshire. Top choices included Tegg’s Nose and Dunham Massey.                       There were lots of geographical features added and icons for nature spots. Maps will be entered into a CPRE competition.       The English Oak is the iconic British tree. used historically for building ships, furniture and barrels it also is very valuable for wildlife supporting large numbers of lichen, fungi, plants and animals. The trees regularly live to over 300 years … Click here for more information…..

Friday 15th November 2013: Pupil Conference at Fallibroome Academy, Macclesfield

  Wildlife Explorer Leaders helped to organise and run a Pupil Conference for Primary school pupils attending several different feeder schools for The Fallibroome Academy.         The session covered the work of The RSPB, how different animals prepare for winter and how we can all help wildlife by making sure we give nature a home in our own gardens.        All the children made bug bungalows to take home and Mr Evans and Leader Darren Mayer helped each school make a splendid bug house to take back to their school.           … Click here for more information…..

Wednesday 13th November 2013: Broken Cross and 24th Macclesfield Beavers

Wildlife Explorers enjoyed a busy evening with Broken Cross Beavers and Macclesfield 24th Beavers.    We learned about the work of The RSPB.   The group discussed how wildlife prepares for winter: migration, hibernation and adaptation and we talked about the ways we can help wildlife survive in our own gardens during the colder months.                             Beavers had lots of fun matching creatures to the correct design of man-made home. There was ahedgehog house, two styles of nestboxes for birds, a ladybird home, a batbox and a … Click here for more information…..

Saturday 9th November 2013: Tree Planting and Wildlife Corridor Restoration

    Volunteers of all ages joined Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers on a footpath in Sutton to plant more than 400 trees received as part of a Community Tree Pack from The Woodland Trust.             44 volunteers armed with spades and shovels headed out into the beautiful Cheshire countryside on Saturday to help restore an area of hedgerow.            The trees that we planted will create a new hedge against a bare wire fence and they also form a wildlife corridor linking a nearby area of woodland. In years to come this … Click here for more information…..