Nest boxes are becoming vital for breeding birds. Due to tidier gardens and woodland areas, and modern buildings with fewer nooks and crannies, many will struggle to find a suitable nesting site for the breeding season. The population of some bird species has decreased and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is now calling for homeowners to put up more nest boxes for declining garden birds. In our fun, hands-on workshop, guests make their very own cozy bird house to provide a safe space for birds to shelter in the winter and breed in the spring.
WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY
We’ll post out kits in advance of the activity containing pre-cut and pre-drilled 100% FSC wooden panels, hammer, screwdriver, hanger and all fixings required.
Hosted by our expert, guests will be guided through each step, assembling the bird box piece by piece. We’ll also give tips on the best places to put them, how to maintain them and how to attract visitors. As a bonus task we’ll also show guests how to make natural bird feeders.
At the end of the activity guests will have a beautiful, natural, hand made bird house that they can place in their garden or outdoor surroundings for their own “Springwatch” or to give as a gift.