Monday 21st November 2016: Wildlife and the Weather

The final Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers meeting of 2016 took place at The Salvation Army Hall on Roe Street. Given the recent storms, fog and frost it was fitting that the theme for the session was ‘Wildlife and the Weather’. As well as considering the ways that wild creatures adapt to cope with extreme weather conditions the group also looked at the differences between short-term weather patterns and the longer-term issue of climate change. The children discussed the current and potential future impact of climate change on the natural world.  Explorers then suggested ways we can all help reduce our … Click here for more information…..

Sunday 4th December 2016: Tree Dressing and Silly Hat Competition

Each year Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers celebrate National Tree Week with a creative afternoon of Tree Dressing celebrating the cultural, historical and ecological importance of trees.  This year the group returned to the woodland at Tegg’s Nose Country Park to create a gallery of clay-based ephemeral artwork made entirely from natural materials. A crisp but sunny afternoon provided ideal conditions for families to get creative. Inspired by nature, mythology and the group’s current community project, The Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build, creations ranged from owls and hedgehogs to nestboxes and even an entire tree.  This year many of the young … Click here for more information…..