New animal group launches with ‘Big Bird Box Build’
Northumberland Wildlife Trust has launched a new project, the North Northumberland Wildlife Watch Group, to help children learn about how to look after and protect their local wildlife.
At the group’s first meeting, ‘The Big Bird Box Build’ children were able to have a go at making a bird box.
After lots of hammering and banging, over 20 new homes for wild birds had been built. The children were very proud of their new homes for the birds.
This was followed by a walk with Karen Burn at Hunting Hall looking at how they help the birds on the farm with grassy margins and a wild bird seed mix.
The children then made a bird feeder using apples, stuffed with fat and bird food, which were carefully decorated with sunflower seeds.
Redpath Tyres, Wooler and MKM, Berwick helped provide the materials.
In the future the group hopes to go on a guided tour around the Farne Islands, as well as trying willow weaving, bird ringing,and a fungus foray.
Meetings will take place every second Sunday from 2-4pm.
The cost is £2.50 per child (from 5-12 years old) per session, with family welcome.
For further information contact Wildlife Watch Leaders Harvest and Dave Harris-Jones on 01289 388867.
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