Explorers can see the wood for the trees
THE theme for the latest Wildlife Explorer meeting was ‘Life in the Trees’.
The Macclesfield RSPB young explorers is a youth branch of the RSPB which meets regularly to enjoy varied programme of nature events and activities for children, teenagers and families.
At their latest meeting, members took part in a number of tree-based puzzles, mazes and wordsearches, before leader Martin James explained their importance.
Tina Hanak, group leader, said: “Martin explained the different ways a huge range of different creatures depend on these incredible plants for food and shelter.
“Children then created a living human sculpture of the structure of a tree – everything from the tap root, lateral roots and heartwood to the xylem, phloem and bark – complete with lots of actions and noises to represent the functions of each part!”
The Wildlife Explorers then turned their thoughts to the future, constructing a ‘wishes tree’ and writing their hopes for positive future changes for wildlife and the environment on the leaves.
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●● Members of the Macclesfield RSPB Young Explorers learned all about trees at their most recent meeting