Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build Monitoring at Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Site Danes Moss

  Volunteers from Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorer’s project The Macclesfield Big Bird Box Box Build revisited Danes Moss as part of the ongoing monitoring of the nest boxes sited there earlier this year.        Everyone was delighted to observe some of the breeding success facilitated by the new boxes. Ringers from South Manchester Ringing group were on hand to ring a family of six pied flycatchers   in one box and a family of six blue tits were observed  in another. Nests where families of tits had already fledged were also recorded. Although specialised boxes erected specifically for willow … Click here for more information…..

May 2016: Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build – Victoria Park

Volunteer Leaders from Wildlife Explorers visited Victoria Park as part of the Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build. The park already had a Tawny Owl box and a couple of tit nest boxes, but there were plenty of sites to add additional nestboxes. The boxes were built by volunteers at a public events and painted at Lime Walk Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit in Macclesfield. Specialist nestboxes for treecreepers were also sited carefully with the hope that these boxes will be used during the next breeding season. The project is funded by a mix of public donations, a crowdfunding campaign and a … 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…..

Project for 2013-2014: Giving Nature a Home Update

In 2013-2014 Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers are supporting The RSPB’s Giving Nature a Home campaign.   Just over a year ago Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers set themselves an ambitious target of creating 1,000 new homes for wildlife in and around Macclesfield. Figures just in confirm that we have now exceeded our target with an amazing total of 1,300. The Group have built nestboxes, bug homes and hibernation hotels and they have created wildlife habitats by planting trees and making wildflower seed bombs. Nature is in trouble and one of the best ways we can all help is by providing a … Click here for more information…..