Monday 17th June 2019:End of Year Party

End of Year Party Celebrate the end of the Wildlife Explorers’ season at our party. Bring along some food to share and join in the fun and games. There’ll be Attendance Awards and prizes. Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT Click here for a map. Admission: RSPB Members: £1.50 per child per meeting. (RSPB Membership Card or Number required.) Non-members: £2.50 per child per meeting. Indoor Meeting Times: 6 to 9 years (Yr 1 to Yr 4) – 6.00 to 7.00 pm Over 9 years (Yr 4 to Yr 7 & Teenagers) – 7.15 to 8.30 pm … Click here for more information…..

Monday 20th May 2019:Insects, Spiders & Myriapods – Life with Lots of Legs

Insects, Spiders & Myriapods – life with lots of legs Find out which common creatures have 6, 8, 10 or even 14 legs and how to tell them apart. But it’s not just the number of legs that sets these groups of invertebrates apart – we’ll discover where they live and all the other special features they use to survive. Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT Click here for a map. Admission: RSPB Members: £1.50 per child per meeting. (RSPB Membership Card or Number required.) Non-members: £2.50 per child per meeting. Indoor Meeting Times: 6 to 9 years … Click here for more information…..

Sunday 28th April 2019: Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus –Tegg’s Nose The springtime Dawn Chorus is one of nature’s wonders. We’ll explore Tegg’s Nose to listen to the incredible sounds of early morning birdsong and hopefully listen to and spot some of the first summer migrant birds. Please note the meeting place is at the bottom of the country park (accessed via Langley). Tegg’s Nose Country Park. Meet at Bottoms Reservoir Car Park, Langley. 6am – 8am. BOOKING ESSENTIAL … Click here for more information…..

Sunday 24th March 2019: Conservation Work – Macclesfield Forest

Our Work Party this month sees the group joining forces with the Peak Park Rangers to help with some important wildlife habitat management at Macclesfield Forest. This is conservation in action and we are delighted to be able to contribute at this much-loved local site. Please wear suitable clothes and sturdy footwear for hands-on practical work. Macclesfield Forest, Trentabank, Meet at Rangers Centre. 10.30am – 12.30pm Please leave your dog at home. … Click here for more information…..

Monday 18th March 2019: Secrets of the Rainforest

For this meeting we’ll find out about one of the most incredible, wildlife-rich habitats on earth. Learn why rainforests are so special, the ecological threats they face and some of the incredible creatures that make their homes there. Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT Click here for a map. Admission: RSPB Members: £1.50 per child per meeting. (RSPB Membership Card or Number required.) Non-members: £2.50 per child per meeting. Indoor Meeting Times: 6 to 9 years (Yr 1 to Yr 4) – 6.00 to 7.00 pm Over 9 years (Yr 4 to Yr 7 & Teenagers) – 7.15 … Click here for more information…..

Tuesday 26th February 2019: Birdwatching Session at Puss Bank Nursery

Volunteers from Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers visited the nursery at Puss Bank to talk about garden birds and do a spot of hands-on birdwatching in the school grounds. Before we headed outside on a short birdwatching walk, each group of children learned a little bit about some of our most common wild birds – we talked about their colours and what they sound like. We were also very careful to make sure that everyone understood the safety rules for using binoculars. The unseasonal warm and sunny February weather was perfect for birdwatching. Lots of birds were calling and we listened … Click here for more information…..

Wednesday 13th February 2019: King’s School Junior Division

One of our favourite School Birdwatches takes place each year at Victoria Park. Our morning birdwatching with students from the King’s School Junior Division was bright and sunny (if a bit on the cool side) and everyone was treated to a great selection of bird species. Three groups of children from Year 3 and Year 4 walked over to the park and used the bandstand as a perfect base for watching the birds. There was a huge enthusiasm as students got to grips with using binoculars to watch the blue tits and great tits high in the trees and count … Click here for more information…..

Sunday 10th February 2019: Signs of Wildlife Treasure Hunt – Poynton Coppice

Despite a soggy start to the day lots of Wildlife Explorer families gathered at Poynton Coppice for a ‘Signs of Wildlife’ Treasure Hunt. As well as brilliantly rhymed wildlife-themed clues (honestly!) – families had to complete a series of challenges on the way round the treasure trail including listing the birds we heard singing, determining the tree species on site from looking at their buds and identifying lichen. Family members of all ages took on searching out the clues and completing the challenges with great gusto. Admittedly there was one tiny glitch with the clues – Tina and Susan had … Click here for more information…..