Young explorers take walk on the wild side
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