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May 2019

Monday, 27 May 2019

RSPB Inversnaid nature reserve

Grosvenor Park Art Sculpture Project 2019

We will be at the annual Grosvenor Park Art Sculpture Project. This event has been organised by Cheshire West and Chester Council. It takes place from 2 pm on Friday 21 June.

When we had a YOC group (now Wildlife Explorers), we built and erected around 30 birdboxes in Grosvenor Park. Birdboxes have also been erected in an around the Cathedral.

As part of the project, there is an exhibit to mark 130 years of the RSPB and 50 years of RSPB Local Groups, local artist Sarah Gallagher- Hayes has been asked to build a series of bird sculptures which represent endangered, iconic and familiar birds that can be seen on the River Dee.

The project will involve 4 large bird sculptures being built from willow.

Underneath the sculptures, the floral displays will mimic the water of the Dee running through the Cheshire Plains using a mix of colourful annual bedding plants.

Sarah has exhibited at the Chelsea flower show, RHS Hampton court, Glasgow City centre and an array of animal and reptile sculptures at Chester Zoo, and we are very excited to have her working with us on the project.

We will take pride of place in the central flower beds in Chester's Historic Grosvenor Park.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Early Birds Masterclass

Early Birds Masterclass

An added extra event for over 16s

Early Birds masterclass
Where: Chester Zoo Nature Reserve
Time: 7.30 am - 12 pm next Saturday 01 June 2019.
Price: £15
Booking Essential via

Join us for an early morning stroll along the Shropshire Union canal path, where we'll keep an eye (and an ear) out for native bird species, before heading inside for a brew and biscuits!

Come along to...
Find out fantastic facts about our feathered friends
Learn about common birds you might find in your gardens and how to identify them
Explore our Nature Reserve and see which species we can spot
Discover how to make your green spaces more bird-friendly