June 2016: Phoenix Event – World Worm Charming Championships

Two teams from Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers joined a host of Worm charmers from around the globe as they battled it out in the 37th World Worm Charming Championships in Nantwich. The trophy stayed in Willlaston this year as Hope Smith, a year 5 pupil at Willaston Primary Academy, was victorious coaxing an incredible 272 worms from the ground in 30 minutes. Hope won the Championship Trophy, following in her sister Sophie’s footsteps, who won back in 2009 with a world record 567 worms.                                      The two Wildlife Explorer teams had more modest hauls of worms. Plots were inspected by … Click here for more information…..

May 2016: Congleton First Cubs and Beavers

Leaders from Wildlife Explorers ran ‘Saving Nature’ sessions for Congleton First Beaver and Cub  Scouts. After making fabulous bird crafts featuring endangered and iconic bird species, the scouts considered the complex questions facing all conservationists: What are the benefits of Nature? What are the threats to Nature? What can we do to help and make a difference?   The children split into groups to discuss individual questions and had lots of interesting discussions with Leaders before presenting their conclusions. We learned about a whole host of creatures that are endangered but don’t often feature in conservation campaigns to save nature … Click here for more information…..

May 2016: Quinta Reserve Forest School

A group of volunteers from The Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build attending the Cheshire Wildlife Trust Quinta Reserve Forest School Open Day to make nestboxes with children from a visiting school. The reserve is adjacent to another CWT site, Swettenham Meadows, which will benefit from a selection of Big Bird Box Build nestboxes. It was wonderful making nestboxes so close to the setting where they will be installed when they are completed.  Children had lots of fun making the boxes and even had to be dragged away from the workbenches for hot chocolate!    The President of Cheshire Wildlife Trust, … Click here for more information…..