Sunday 26th April 2015: Dawn Chorus

There are not many things that will persuade Leaders to set their alarms for 4.30am (apart from a flight to somewhere warm on holiday perhaps?) but the annual Dawn Chorus event is unmissable.   For the third year our location was Ladderstile Farm in Bosley – allowing a walk through woodland down to the banks of the River Dane, this time on a beautiful sunny morning with fields overlaid with strands of mist. Leader Martin gave an introduction to the different birdsongs we might expect to hear during the morning and Leader Dave helped us identify those calls as we … Click here for more information…..

April ’15: Family Birdwatch

Leaders and young volunteers from Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers joined local families for an introduction to Birdwatching at Teggs Nose Country Park. Armed with binoculars and bird books the group went in search of resident woodland birds and the newly arrived summer migrants, some of which have made incredible journeys across continents to nest at Teggs Nose. Teggs Nose Ranger Martin James (also one of our Leaders in his spare time) lead the walk around this local beauty spot, explaining the way that habitats are managed for particular species of plant, birds and butterflies.    Many of the migrants were in … Click here for more information…..

Monday 20th April 2015: The Zoo Around Us – Garden Wildlife

Spring is a great time to consider the importance of garden wildlife. Across the UK the combined area of all our gardens is greater than the combined area of all the nature reserves. As such gardens are an incredible and diverse habitat for wildlife. Six Candidates representing different ‘Garden Parties’ gave passionate speeches about their importance in the garden ecosystem and why they should be judged to be the most important element in our gardens.     The first group of Wildlife Explorers found the political arguments easy to filter through and the representative of the Flying Insects party , the … Click here for more information…..