Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers have been busy helping to transform one of the few green spaces in the Centre of Macclesfield into a haven for urban wildlife. Located behind the Town Hall on Bunker Hill, Sparrow Park offers incredible views across the town and out towards the Peak District. Cheshire East Council have been co-ordinating the regeneration of this historic park to offer the public a welcoming space to relax and enjoy as well as providing improved opportunities for nature.
A selection of nestboxes for different bird species were constructed by Wildlife Explorers as part of The Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build project. Appropriately for Sparrow Park this includes a cluster of nestboxes for communal nesting birds, house sparrows. All the boxes were painted and made ready for use by an industrious team at Lime Walk Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit. In the next few weeks a group of insect homes and a starling box will also be added to the site.
Continuing renovations at Sparrow Park will bring together a range of other local organisations working on a host of improvements. Invertebrate charity Butterfly Conservation will be advising on improvements including planting to maximise the opportunity for butterflies, moths and other pollinators and a selection of herbs and shrubs funded by Food4Macc will be
sourced and planted.