Macclesfield Wildlife Explorers RSPB Phoenix

Conservation work at Lindow Common, Wilmslow.
Grid Ref SJ833813.     Aerial view
Saturday 6th March 2010.

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A group of budding conservationists from Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers joined Cheshire East Ranger Martin James to improve habitat for insects and help build a bee bank at Lindow Common in Wilmslow. The work will contribute to the ongoing management and restoration of heathland habitat on the site.
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Working hard to create a 'bee bank' - ideal for bees to make their nests in.

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Hands-on practical work is a fantastic way to make an active contribution to conservation.
It is an opportunity to learn new skills and at the same time do something really worthwhile for the community.

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The activity is part of a five month campaign called CSV Action Earth supported by Morrisons supermarkets. The campaign is organised by the national charity Community Service Volunteers (CSV) and involves over 900 voluntary organisations, businesses and community groups that will be undertaking projects that are of immediate and lasting benefit to the environment.

Last year volunteers across Britain improved land equivalent to the size of 80 football pitches and planted 50,000 shrubs, seeds and trees. Mark Harrison, Morrisons Store Operations Director said, We are especially pleased to support the restoration of the bee bank at Lindow Common by Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers because of the benefits it is making to biodiversity in the local area.
Community Service Volunteers CSV (Community Service Volunteers) is the UKs leading volunteer organisation and creates opportunities for people top play an active part in the life of their community through volunteering, training and community action. www.csv.org.uk

The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and the value of biodiversity for our lives. The world is invited to take action in 2010 to safeguard the variety of life on earth. CSV action Earth joined the IYB-UK partnership and is committed to raising awareness of the importance of protecting our natural resources.
To find out more visit: www.biodiversityislife.net

For a list of current projects UK wide visit the website www.csv.org.uk/actionearth.