Site1 Bird Box Grove
The natural nest sites on which many of our bird species depend,
such as holes in trees and buildings, are fast disappearing as
gardens and woods are ‘tidied’ and old houses are repaired.
Since National Nest Box Week was launched in 1997, thousands
of enthusiastic naturalists across the UK have put up boxes to
compensate for this loss. It is estimated that there are now 5-6
million boxes in gardens across the UK.
NNBW aims to:
encourage everyone to put
up nest boxes in their local
area in order to promote and
enhance biodiversity and
conservation of our breeding
birds and wildlife.
Whether you’re a family with space for a box in your garden,
a teacher, a member of a local wildlife group, or you belong
to a bird club and could organise a work party, National Nest
Box Week gives you the chance to contribute to the
conservation effort in the UK whilst giving you the pleasure of
observing any breeding birds that you attract to your garden.
NNBW takes place
each year from 14-21
WHY put up bird feeders?
Providing food, nest boxes, nesting materials, water, and
natural habitat can attract birds to our backyards, giving us
much nicer views of them and, when done properly, making life
easier for the birds. Attracting birds is also a great way to
introduce young people to nature, and it's something the whole
family can share. Having a bird-friendly garden has never been
more important – More & more wildlife habitat in the UK is in
private hands, and an average of 2.1 million acres each year
are converted to residential use.
Nesting boxes build & installed
by Ricoh Members
by Ricoh Members
X3 Blue Tit nests
X1 Wag tail nest
Droppings in bat box
NEW NEST BOX LOCATION
Ricoh Eco Ninjas took up
NNBW challenge in Feb 2010
and put up 13 Robin 27 Blue
tit boxes 3 Bug hotels 1 Bat
Box around the site.
Ashlee Savage R1785