Monday 16th October 2017: Alien Invaders

  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 The Indoor meeting activities start promptly at these times – please arrive in good time to ‘sign in’. … Click here for more information…..

7th-9th July 2017: Bluedot Festival

Volunteers from Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers took part in an unforgettable weekend at Jodrell Bank’s Bluedot Festival 2017. The weekend was an incredible mix of music, science, culture and arts. Based in the Planet Field, the Wildlife Explorers stall featured lots of hands-on activities to engage and inspire families. The Feely boxes were a big hit (despite the odd scream when fingers made contact with the jelly slugs!) and everyone enjoyed matching creatures to their man-made wildlife homes. The skull collection was fascinating for visitors of all ages – an incredible opportunity to compare and contrast the skeletal adaptations of … Click here for more information…..

Saturday 17th June : The Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build Big Bird Race

  Unlike most Wildlife Explorer meetings our last outdoor meeting of the 2016/17 season required some special equipment: sun hats and suntan cream. It was a glorious, sunny day and very, very hot Armed with binoculars, bird books and a couple of birdwatching experts we walked along the River Bollin looking and listening for the largest number of bird species possible. We were hopeful of seeing dipper and even kingfisher and although they didn’t feature on our final bird list we did see a really good selection of different species and had great views of grey heron sunbathing with their … Click here for more information…..

Saturday 28th January 2017: Big Garden Birdwatch, West Park, Macclesfield

  The weather forecast did not bode well for our Big Garden Birdwatch at West Park in Macclesfield and when the leaders arrived to get setup we wondered if anyone would brave the cold wet weather. We should have had more faith as several brave Wildlife Explorer families joined soon after to take part in the worlds biggest wildlife survey. The Big Garden Birdwatch Survey has been running since 1979 and last year over 519,000 people took part counting 8,262,662 birds. The bank of 35 years worth of data helps us to monitor trends in numbers and understand how birds … Click here for more information…..

The Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build

The Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build – An exciting new project for Wildlife Explorers.      Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers is hoping that an exciting new project will provide fresh inspiration for children & young people to take action for their local wildlife. The Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build launches on January 12th with the support of a local nature conservation partnership that also includes The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group and Cheshire Wildlife Trust.   The group aim to raise £500 for bird box kit materials and tools to allow local children and young people to construct a wide selection … Click here for more information…..

Mar 2015: Donate Stamps to Help the Albatrosses

The work of Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers and The Macclesfield RSPB Local Group collecting stamps to help vital international conservation work protecting Albatrosses has been given a boost by a local school. Pupils at Bosley St.Marys Primary School have been collecting used stamps thanks to the hard work of Recycling Officers Oliver Carter and Sam Brunt. The RSPB hopes to stamp out albatross deaths by converting used postage stamps into cash. Each loose stamp has a small value, but in large quantities they’re still valuable. The RSPB can also convert donations of stamp albums, first day covers and rare stamps … Click here for more information…..