Sunday 27th April 2014: Treacle Market

Wildlife Explorers manned a busy stand at the April Treacle Market.     As well as selling RSPB pocket money goods we also provided discerning shoppers with a selection of pin badges, WOW tickets, nestbox guards, nestboxes and shopping bags!         Face painting proved very popular again (thank you Liz!) and a number of adults went away transformed into lions and spidermen!               Junior Leaders also helped young visitors to make bug homes to take home.   We also gave away 50 free climate change guides and distributed countless WOW leaflets, … Click here for more information…..

Monday 14th April 2014: Family birdwatch

    Volunteers from RSPB Wildlife Explorers joined Cheshire East Ranger Martin James to run an Easter holiday Family Birdwatch at Teggs Nose Country Park.     Lots of summer migrants (some having travelled thousands of miles) are starting to arrive in Britain at the moment and the rich array of different habitats at Teggs Nose attracts many of these amazing birds. The group heard Blackcap and Willow Warbler and got excellent views of one of the many singing Chiffchaff. For many of the birdwatchers it was also chance to glimpse the first Swallows of the year, returning here to … Click here for more information…..

Thursday 3th April 2014: Nest Building at Cheadle Hulme Junior School

Year 3 at Cheadle Hulme Junior School took part in a Wildlife Explorer Nest Building Challenge.     We learned the reasons that birds build nests and looked at pictures of different kinds of nests to work out which materials they were made from.       Children worked in groups to complete the challenge of building their own nests. After considering the properties of natural materials they collected and selected items like leaves, twigs, moss, grass cuttings and sheep’s wool in order to create a safe nest for some real eggs (real chocolate eggs!).           … Click here for more information…..