Monday 20th October 2014: Colour and Camouflage

Our Camouflage and Colour meeting began with a challenge. Members were asked to camouflage our Junior volunteers so they would disappear against a camouflaged background. (This worked incredibly well!)     Leader Martin gave a great talk about camouflage (and was camouflaged himself for the second meeting!) He showed photos of amazing camouflaged creatures against natural backgrounds and explained how this is an advantage for their survival. Crafts for the evening were brightly coloured pipecleaner snakes and intricate chameleons. Absolutely gorgeous!       The group looked at tiny leaf litter critters, camouflaged in the autumn leaves and located by … Click here for more information…..

Saturday 11th October 2014: Nature Needs You

The annual ‘Nature Needs You’ event organised by Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers and Cheshire East Countryside Ranger Service at Teggs Nose Country Park encouraged visitors to ‘Give Wildlife a Home’ by making different kinds of bird food and wildlife homes. Visitors could choose from a wide range of face paint and temporary tattoo designs Leader Liz Mayer and Ranger (and Leader) Martin James produced an incredible range of wildlife balloon models. (We all wanted a dragonfly!)                              RSPB goods were on sale, including the ever popular range of Christmas cards, and a wide range of pin badges … Click here for more information…..

Wednesday 1st October 2014: Prestbury Rainbows

Leaders visited Prestbury Rainbows to talk about ‘Giving Nature a Home’. We drew pictures to represent different aspects of the work of The RSPB. The girls were brilliant at guessing what the drawings would turn out to be. (Although Frankie’s drawings were particularly good!) The group worked out which animals live in different man-made homes and talked about the ways we can all help wildlife.                   Rainbows all made bug bungalows to take home so they would each have a little invertebrate habitat in their own gardens. Everyone tried to find the woodland creatures hiding in our big woodland … Click here for more information…..

Project for 2013-2014: Giving Nature a Home Update

In 2013-2014 Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers are supporting The RSPB’s Giving Nature a Home campaign.   Just over a year ago Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers set themselves an ambitious target of creating 1,000 new homes for wildlife in and around Macclesfield. Figures just in confirm that we have now exceeded our target with an amazing total of 1,300. The Group have built nestboxes, bug homes and hibernation hotels and they have created wildlife habitats by planting trees and making wildflower seed bombs. Nature is in trouble and one of the best ways we can all help is by providing a … Click here for more information…..