November 2015 : Prestbury Rainbows

On 25th November, leaders Tina and Martin visited Prestbury Rainbows to run a session about winter wildlife. Rainbows learned about the different strategies wildlife species employ to cope with the changing seasons. The girls watched an incredible video about how bats lower their metabolism to cope with temperatures below freezing and completed a quiz about British Wildlife in winter. Later, the Rainbows made pine cone owls to take home, and finished off the evening with a game that illustrated the differences between migration, adaptation and hibernation.     … Click here for more information…..

Monday 16th November 2015: Happy Hibernators

The last Wildlife Explorers indoor meeting of 2015 was appropriately seasonal, focussing on how wildlife around the world copes with falling temperatures and harsh winter weather.  Nature copes with the changing seasons in a number of incredible ways. From migration to hibernation the children enjoyed finding out more about how our British wildlife adapts to colder temperatures and shorter days. Explorers learned how bats reduce their metabolic rates to deal with long periods without food, how hares and stoats change colour to stay camouflaged in the snow and all about incredible butterfly migrations. Appreciating the challenges faced by wild creatures … Click here for more information…..

Saturday 7th November 2015: Woodland Wildlife and Dens

Wildlife Explorers headed to our closest RSPB reserve, Coombes Valley, to explore the woodland play trail and try their hand at a spot of den building. As well as considering the way different creatures adapt to the changing seasons Explorers were set a variety of challenges as they followed the play trail. As well as discovering the Storytelling Circle and Fairy Village, Explorers had fun with the balance beams, stepping stones and bucket-pull. In recognition of the group’s 30th Anniversary celebrations two teams also used the latest additions to the trail, a huge wooden xylophone and a hanging sound sculpture to create unusual renditions of … Click here for more information…..

Sunday 11th October 2015: 30th Birthday Meeting

This was a special event to commemorate the first ever meeting, at Tatton, of the group that was to become Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers. Back in the mid nineteen-eighties a small group of young ornithologists met in a layby in Tatton to learn more about wild birds. 30 years later members, supporters and volunteers old and new took part in a special event to commemorate the first meeting of the group that was to become Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers. More than 40 people met at Tatton Park for a special guided walk by Ranger Richard Dixon to see the amazing … 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…..