7th Poynton (St Paul's) Brownies
Monday 1st July 2013
Leaders from Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers enjoyed a nature walk in the evening sunshine at Poynton Coppice with 7th Poynton (St. Paul's) Brownies.
The group learned about the work of The RSPB
and that in order to protect wild birds we look after all nature.
On the walk we looked at the different kinds of tree at the coppice
(the Brownies were already familiar with species like oak and silver birch).
Eagle-eyed Brownies spotted micro moths and bumblebees amongst the vegetation and the girls were fascinated to discover that cuckoo-spit contains the delicate larvae of froghoppers.
We listened to birds singing and learned how to recognise Chiffchaff and Song Thrush calls.
The Brownies were delighted to spot orchids growing amongst the long grass...
...and Yellow rattle and Foxgloves by the side of the path...
...and Water Forget-me-not by the side of the Middlewood Way.
Thank you 7th Poynton (St. Paul's) Brownies for inviting us back to do another walk in the future!