Saturday 12th October 2019: Nature Needs You Welly Walk – West Park

Wildlife Explorers were delighted to join forces with Macclesfield Town Council for their annual joint event – Welly Walk/Nature Needs you.

The focus of the event is to encourage families of all ages to take action to help local wildlife and get outside to have fun learning about the natural world.

Wildlife Explorers arranged a whole host of nature-themed activities. Visitors could make lavender bags, plant native trees and meadow wildflowers, plus a whole host of bird food and bird feeders, from apple core toadstools and pine cone feeders loaded with fat and seeds to wiggly pastry worms for the bird table.

Youngsters wrote down their hopes and wishes for the environment on multi-coloured paper wellies that were then hung in the holly tree to great effect – inspiring and encouraging all those who read the messages.

The highlight for many attending the Wildlife Explorer tent was the opportunity to build a nest box. Over 50 new nestboxes were completed on the day and are now heading for Macclesfield gardens in time for welcome winter roosting and the 2020 breeding season.

There were lots of other activities, from storytelling to birds of prey and bush craft. A fabulous, busy day was had by all – thanks to everyone who joined us.



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