Heritage Walk Conservation
Saturday 12th November 2011

Bright Autumn sunshine provided ideal conditions for our morning's work
at the Heritage Walk. Work reclaiming this central Macclesfield location as a resource for the community was initiated by Macclesfield Guild and Food4Macc
with the much appreciated support of the Parks Department.

Heritage Walk Conservation

Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers were delighted to be able to contribute to the
ongoing improvements with a morning of practical work alongside these committed volunteers.



The Group made two super hibernation hotels (brilliant invertebrate habitats for overwintering insects
and other creepy crawlies) complete with an amphibian hibernacula.

Two fabulous nestboxes are also now fixed in place:
a tit box and an open-fronted box for Robins.

We made log feeders and pine cone feeders which are now placed high on the branches
and will provide winter food for wild birds.

We planted a selection of trees, shrubs, herbs and bulbs
to replace the understorey of laurel that had already been cleared.

The Group's Junior Leaders helped to organise activies on the day
and ever conscious of the health and safety aspects of our activities,
they carefully collected discarded rubbishn from around the site.

We all had a brilliant time!
Everyone came away with a real sense of how worthwhile town centre environmental projects can be.

We are grateful for the following donations.

Pallet bases for our hibernation hotels were donated by
Topps Tiles of Macclesfield.

Supplies for our hibernation hotels, and plants and trees, were donated by
Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers, Macclesfield Guild, Food4Macc,
Alan Brereton, David Taylor of Pikelow Farm and Howard Rowley.