For the first time Wildlife Explorers joined forces with Macclesfield Town Council to run our annual ‘Nature Needs You’ event in conjunction with ‘Welly Walk’ at West Park. The morning started with unpromising weather – high winds and threatening rain – but everyone worked hard to get the gazebo and all of our equipment in place.
It wasn’t long before the visitors started arriving. The team rans lots of hands-on activities – all with a ‘helping nature’ theme. As well as making bird nestboxes, bee homes and wildflower seedbombs, children made bird food and planted native tree seeds. Lots of welly walkers enjoyed making lavender bags, many even mentioned that they could smell the lavender scent from the car park.
Other family attractions included storytelling, bushcraft, archery and birds of prey. Everyone had a busy and interesting day and our stand was busy from the moment the event started until we packed away.
Thanks to all of the Welly Walk visitors for all the support on the day – we are in talks with the Town Council and are already planning Welly Walk 2019!