Macclesfield Wildlife Explorers RSPB Phoenix

Annual Tree Dressing
Sunday 6th December 2009 in Tytherington Woods.

Tree Dressing

Tytherington Woods was bustling on Sunday afternoon with
Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorersí annual Tree Dressing event.
Wildlife Explorers and their families gathered twigs and leaves,
then set to decorating the trees with a wonderful selection of clay sculptures.

We used natural materials that will gradually weather away without an impact on the environment.
The children took inspiration from the natural world and woodland myths and legends,
they then added lots of imagination and enthusiasm to create some incredible sculptures.

The trees became home to a wide array of imagined creatures.
From Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and a Winged Lion, The Green Man and the
Celtic antler-headed god Cernnunos, to piskies, elves and gnomes - the Woods were alive!

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Hebe and Rudoplh the Red Nosed Reindeer.

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Ali and his Elf.                                                             Rebecca and Pixie.

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Katrina, Chris and Julian.

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George and Matthew with their Winged Lion.

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               Boyfriend and Girlfriend.                               Adrian, Olly and Milly, Catherine and David.

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Lillian, Cernnunos and Frank.

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Cernnunos and Joe.

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               Snail.                                                        Rebecca and her Moss Monster.


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Were-deer.

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William and Adam and their Green Man.

Wildlife Explorers also fashioned the head of a Sumatran Tiger from clay, twigs and autumn leaves
to celebrate the success of their Save the Sumatran Rainforest campaign.
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Sumatran Tiger.                                                             Kira's Wood Spirit.

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Keeping warm!


Wildlife Explorers had a fantastic time celebrating the importance of
trees and woodland in our environment and culture.