Monday 20th January 2020: Garden Birds Count!

After this meeting we’ll be RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch – ready! As well as getting to grips with using binoculars we’ll learn about the top garden birds in Cheshire and how we can welcome more birds to our own gardens. Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT Click here for a map. Admission: RSPB Members: £1.50 per child per meeting. (RSPB Membership Card or Number required.) Non-members: £2.50 per child per meeting. Indoor Meeting Times: 6 to 9 years (Yr 1 to Yr 4) – 6.00 to 7.00 pm Over 9 years (Yr 4 to Yr 7 & Teenagers) … Click here for more information…..

Sunday 1st December 2019: Tree Dressing and Silly Hat Competition – Teggs Nose

Celebrate the importance of trees for people wildlife and our countryside. Followed by festive refreshments. Don’t forget your silly hat!. Venue: Teggsnose Reservoir Car Park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB Time: 1.30 -3.30pm   Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer for the duration of the meeting Ideal for families and accompanied children. Our outdoor events are suitable for all ages. No charge – suggested donation £1 per child. Car Park charges apply at some Outdoor Venues. Please wear warm, waterproof clothing and footwear, with appropriate sun protection in the summer. In bad weather, before you set out, … Click here for more information…..

Monday 18th November 2019: Sustainability – Getting Greener for Nature

In this meeting we’ll learn how to be better and more effective at recycling and how to put the principles of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign into action. Lots of practical tips on how to reduce, reuse and recycle and make changes that will benefit people, wildlife and our planet. Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT Click here for a map. Admission: RSPB Members: £1.50 per child per meeting. (RSPB Membership Card or Number required.) Non-members: £2.50 per child per meeting. Indoor Meeting Times: 6 to 9 years (Yr 1 to Yr 4) – 6.00 to 7.00 … Click here for more information…..

Saturday 9th November 2019: Conservation – Danes Moss

  Get hands-on with sphagnum moss at this conservation work party.  We’ll join experts at the Danes Moss Cheshire Wildlife Reserve to help restore parts of this rare habitat so that important plants, dragonflies, birds and reptiles thrive. Time: 10.30 – 12.30 tbc   Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer for the duration of the meeting Ideal for families and accompanied children. Our outdoor events are suitable for all ages. No charge – suggested donation £1 per child. Car Park charges apply at some Outdoor Venues. Please wear warm, waterproof clothing and footwear, with appropriate sun protection … Click here for more information…..

Monday 21st October 2019: Secrets of Seeds

Ever wondered how tiny seeds grow into some of the biggest living things on our planet?  Learn about the importance of seeds in the life cycle of plants and fun facts about seed dispersal. Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT Click here for a map. Admission: RSPB Members: £1.50 per child per meeting. (RSPB Membership Card or Number required.) Non-members: £2.50 per child per meeting. Indoor Meeting Times: 6 to 9 years (Yr 1 to Yr 4) – 6.00 to 7.00 pm Over 9 years (Yr 4 to Yr 7 & Teenagers) – 7.15 to 8.30 pm … Click here for more information…..

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

Drop in to our family – focussed joint event with Macclesfield Town Council. There’ll be lots of activities from birdwatching to making nestboxes, wildflower seed bombs and lavender bags! As well as lots of information about taking action to help our local wild birds and animals there’ll be hints and tips for wildlife friendly-gardening. Time: 10am- 2pm Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer for the duration of the meeting Ideal for families and accompanied children. Our outdoor events are suitable for all ages. No charge – suggested donation £1 per child. Car Park charges apply at some … Click here for more information…..

Sunday 22nd September 2019: Jodrell Bank Work Party

After heavy overnight thunderstorms and torrential rain Wildlife Explorers travelled through flooded roads to get to the Jodrell Bank Arboretum for the first work party of the season. Becky and Phil from the Gardens Team had organised some conservation work at the wildlife pond in the Arboretum. The area was quite overgrown and needed clearing in order for the access and views from the bird hide to be maintained as well as allowing other volunteer groups to work around the pond margins. As the pond area is further restored over the coming months the habitat will be greatly improved for … Click here for more information…..

Monday 16th September 2019: All Creatures Great and Small – A Virtual Bioblitz.

Virtual Bioblitz meeting

After the summer break Wildlife Explorers gathered at The Salvation Army Hall on Roe Street for the first meeting of the new season. Starting off with a seasonal collage of fallen leaves decorated with an incredible range of creepy crawlies members soon got back into the swing of the indoor meetings. The theme for the session was measuring biodiversity in six virtual habitats. Leaders had prepared the following stations: – A wildflower meadow teeming with butterflies. – A bird ringing station with a selection of garden and woodland birds – A group of rockpools – only accessible using marine viewers … Click here for more information…..

Monday 17th June 2019:End of Year Party

Wildlife Explorers celebrated the end of another year of wildlife-packed meetings with a special end of year party. The party began with a special viewing of The RSPB’s latest birdsong single video which features some amazing hand shadow puppets. Then it was Explorers chance to turn their hands (literally) to a bit of shadow puppetry. There were some very talented attempts at some very complex shadow images. We played some of our favourite party games, Hot Waterbear, Grey and Red Squirrels, along with caterpillar races and Habitat relays. It was then time for lots of party food and some wonderfully … Click here for more information…..