Come and work with the Jodrell Bank team and RSPB Phoenix on a wildlife pond reclamation project. Building on the pond clearance work we have done over the last couple of years we’ll be venturing further into the Arboretum to improve an overgrown pond to the benefit of the wild birds, amphibians and invertebrates that make their home there. Wear wellies and warm clothes – don’t forget to bring waterproofs and (optimistically) sun cream. Meet at the Jodrell Bank car park, Jodrell Bank Arboretum, University of Manchester, Macclesfield, SK11 9DW. LR Grid reference: SJ796717; WGS84 N53.24205, W2.30667. TIME From 10:30 … Click here for more information…..
As part of our ongoing partnership with Jodrell Bank the Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers came together this September for a working party in the Arboretum. The day was grey and overcast but the group were raring to go as usual particularly since Becky, Head of Gardens and Interpretation, was offering to carry most of the tools and equipment to site in her handy buggy. Tools and equipment were prepared and loaded and transported to site ready to work at one of the arboretum’s bird hides. Loppers, shear, secateurs were all necessary for us to work to clear vegetation from … Click here for more information…..