Tree Dressing in Tytherington Woods
Sunday 4th December 2011

Over 50 people braved icy rain showers to take part in the amazing Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers' Annual Tree Dressing event at Tytherington Woods.

Tree Dressing

We used our last meeting of 2011 to combine celebrating the close of the year
with the importance of trees and woodland.

Using natural materials and clay without additives (to minimise the impact on the environment)
the group created fantastic clay models to decorate the trees.

Many of the sculptures were inspired by this year's Wildlife Explorer fundraiser - Save our Birds of Prey
- with others looking to the festive season and popular culture for ideas.

Excellent eagles, owls, and a Red Kite head were soon watching us from the tree trunks.


The Christmas theme was represented well with reindeers and Christmas Trees and even a giant Father Christmas with a large beard made of branches.

One of the most 'off-beat' creations was a group of four individual models: The Beatles.

This year our RSPB Phoenix members came up with some interesting modern art installations
including a homage to retro electronic game Pac Man.

After our artwork in the woods we gathered back at base for very welcome hot drinks and festive snacks.

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather to join us for a super afternoon.

Happy Christmas everyone!
from all at Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers