Monday 14th April 2014: Easter Family Birdwatch

Leaders from Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers and Martin James, Ranger at Teggs Nose Nose, will be Leading a family birdwatching session during the Easter holidays.     Monday April 14th 2014  10am -12 noon FREE OF CHARGE      We’ll be walking round Teggs Nose Country Park looking for resident species and possibly spotting some of the first migrant arrivals. There’ll be a basic introduction to bird ID, using binoculars and telescopes as well as lots of other natural history snippets.       It would be lovely if you could join us. Please reserve your places by booking through … Click here for more information…..

Thursday 20th March 2014: Materials Workshop – Nest Making and Seed Bombs

Coming at the very start of the season our March meeting was packed with springtime activities!   Wildlife Explorers learned all about the reasons that birds build nests and the properties of the materials they select to make them.           Volunteer Adam tested twigs to see if they were comfortable. He concluded that they were more comfortable when they were layered with something softer too!       We all tried to make our own nests and all the designs were tested out with real eggs (only these were chocolate ones!).            … Click here for more information…..

March 2014: Chris Packham’s Wild Night Out

Wildlife Explorers, Phoenix, members of the RSPB Local Group and representatives of the South Cheshire Ringing Group headed to Buxton Opera House to join Chris Packham for a ‘Wild Night Out’.   In an entertaining and informative evening Chris covered a wide range of subjects from living with predators to the problems photographing cheetahs and pond skaters on the move. Never one to avoid the controversial topics in conservation he also touched on the issues surrounding the reintroducing of beavers, wolves and lynx as well as the imagined threat from foxes, the badger cull, the persecution of raptors and yes……….Pandas. … Click here for more information…..

Sunday 16th March 2014: Birdboxes in Goyt Valley

  A team from Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers tackled very muddy conditions to put up nestboxes made at the last outdoor meeting for the Goyt Valley. A total of 20 boxes have now been erected and will count towards Wildlife Explorers’ target of 1,000 new homes for wildlife to be made during this year in support of The RSPB’s ‘Giving Nature a Home’ campaign.   The nestboxes will benefit a range of birds during this year’s breeding season in the Peak Park beauty spot. The group are hoping that as well as blue tits and greats tits, migrants such as … Click here for more information…..

Sat 12-Sun13 July 2014: Weekend Away At Home!

We have two brilliant day trips coming up for Wildlife Explorers and Phoenix: Saturday July 12th to Astbury Mere Country Park and Brereton Heath Nature Reserve and on Sunday 13th to WWT Martin Mere     Packed with activities including: Pond dipping Nature experiments… Treasure Hunt Wild Art Birdwatching Tracks and signs Bug hunts Nature walks Wildflower and tree ID Butterflies and Dragonflies Lichens, mosses and fungi Wildlife surveys Scavenger Hunt Conservation Tasks Face painting Picnic Barbecue Ice cream Sunshine! plus lots of Fun and Games … Click here for more information…..