Feed the Birds
Teggs Nose Country Park, Macclesfield
Sunday 7th October 2012


Feed The Birds
Teggs Nose Country park once again hosted our autumn bird-feeding event.
We had hoped for good weather to bring out the visitors
and the glorious autumn sunshine did not disappoint.



 
As the days get shorter and cooler it is time to think about helping our garden wildlife prepare for the winter months. Our group invited people to come along and make different bird feeders, homes and find out more about making their gardens wildlife-friendly.


 

 
Visitors made pine cone feeders and log feeders with a fabulous gooey mixture of lard and bird seed.


 
As well as collecting information about wildlife-friendly gardening there was a planting station where native tree seeds, wildflower seeds and bird-friendly seedlings could be planted. By planting insect-friendly flowers and shrubs and bushes that bear winter berries and fruit for the birds, gardeners can invest in a planting scheme that will support wildlife for years to come.


 
There were plenty of RSPB sales goods to choose from
as well as a range of RSPB pin badges and lots of different bird seed.


 
The Leaders' Nestbox team provided nestbox kits and carefully supervised their construction so that
young visitors could make and take home either a nestbox for garden tits or an open-fronted box
suitable for birds like robins.


 
Phoenix members also ran some games to promote the 'Help Our Rockhoppers' Campaign.
As promised 'Rocky' made a personal guest appearance too!





Our thanks go to CDTS the hydroseeding specialists
for their donation of a bag of mixed wildflower seed.