Sunday 2nd December 2018: Tree Dressing and Silly Hat Competition

Tree Dressing – Teggs Nose 1.30 -3.30pm and Silly Hat Competition Taking inspiration from woodland folk lore and the wildlife at Tegg’s Nose we’ll be using natural materials to create original seasonal sculptures to decorate the trees. Don’t forget your silly hat – there’ll be prizes for the best ones! Please note the meeting place is at the bottom of Tegg’s Nose Country Park.(accessed via Langley). Meet at Bottoms Reservoir Car Park, Langley. 1.30pm – 3.30pm … Click here for more information…..

Monday 19th November 2018:Nature’s Superheroes – Wildlife Super Powers

Nature’s Superheroes – Wildlife Super Powers Wild creatures have amazing adaptations to help them survive. In this meeting we’ll examine some of the most impressive creatures on earth. Wildlife Explorers will vote for the nature superhero with the best selection of super powers. Who will you choose? 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 … Click here for more information…..

Monday 15th October 2018:Autumn Leaves – Trees Through the Year

Autumn Leaves – Trees Through the Year As well as the wonderful colours of autumn, this meeting covers the seasonal changes in our forests and woodlands throughout the rest of the year. From spring buds and flower pollination to seed dispersal, learn how wildlife depends on trees and vice versa.   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 … Click here for more information…..

Saturday 13th October 2018: Nature Needs You Welly Walk – West Park, Macclesfield

Nature Needs You and Welly Walk – West Park Wildlife Explorers are joining forces with Macclesfield Town Council to run this action-packed family event in West Park. Discover how you can help the wildlife in your garden – make a bee home, build a bird box, create bird food for your garden birds and plant native wildflower seeds to take home. With storytelling, birdwatching and bushcraft there’s something for everyone. West Park, Macclesfield. Look for our stall near the café. 10am – 3pm … Click here for more information…..

Monday 17th September 2018:Tides – Life at the Water’s Edge

The first indoor session kicked off with ‘Tides – Life at the Water’s Edge’ a reminder for some of summer holidays spent by the coast! Abercrombie organised a fascinating shell quiz for the joining activity. Explorers learned lots about the variety of shells and how to spot the odd one out! Leader Martin explained how and why we get tides and then discussed some of the challenges for the creatures living in the intertidal zone. Our craft for the session was strandline printing – recreating an intertidal zone in art, complete with seaweed, flotsam and jetsam on the strandline, using … Click here for more information…..

Sunday 16th September 2018: Jodrell Bank Work Party

An enthusiastic team of families gathered at the Jodrell Bank Arboretum for the first outdoor meeting of the new Wildlife Explorer programme. Gardener Phil Bolton, had organised a busy morning work party with tasks for Explorers of all ages to get involved in. Last year we worked on sprucing up the bird hide (which still looks great) and clearing the bird feeder area of bramble to allow clear views to the wildlife pond. This year, helped by the long,dry summer the wildlife pond has all but dried out, providing an ideal opportunity to clear some of the encroaching vegetation away … Click here for more information…..

Monday 18th June 2018: SCREAMING SWIFTS SUMMER PARTY

Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT Click here for a map. Join Wildlife Explorers to learn about these incredible birds and how our ‘Swifts Over Macclesfield‘ project hopes to make sure that there’s always space for swifts in Macclesfield. We’ll be trying to spot Swifts screaming in town, playing swift -themed environmental games and enjoying some party food – bring a plate of food to share! 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) … Click here for more information…..