Young ex­plor­ers take walk on the wild side

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

WILDLIFE Ex­plor­ers spent the day shar­ing their ex­per­tise and en­cour­ag­ing visi­tors to do their bit for na­ture.

The ju­nior sec­tion of the Mac­cles­field RSPB Wildlife Ex­plor­ers kicked off their 30th an­niver­sary sea­son with a ‘Na­ture Needs You’ event at Teggs Nose Coun­try Park.

It show­cased lots of easy ways to help give na­ture a home in our gar­dens and back­yards. As well as pine cone bird feed­ers, visi­tors made bee homes and nest­boxes for birds.

They cre­ated scented laven­der bags - laven­der is a great plant to grow in the gar­den for bees - and sowed pots of trees seeds and mini mead­ows.

Tina Hanak group leader, said: “De­spite heavy down­pours vol­un­teers kept smil­ing and ev­ery­one’s spir­its were kept high with ex­cel­lent re­fresh­ments from the newly opened Teggs Nose Tea Room.”

Meet­ings are held at The Sal­va­tion Army Hall on Roe Street on Mon­days.

Ses­sions run for chil­dren aged be­tween six and nine years old be­tween 6-7pm, kids over nine and RSPB Phoenix - teenagers- can go be­tween 7.15-8.30pm.

Con­tact Tina Hanak on 07870 804413 for more in­for­ma­tion or go to mac­cles­fiel­dr­spb.org.uk .

●● Pin badges were sold to raise funds for the RSPB

●● Alan Br­ere­ton tries his hand at mak­ing a pine cone feed

●● There was fun for peo­ple of all ages to en­joy

●● Peo­ple make pine cone feeds at the event

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