Birds homing in

PUBLISHED: 11:38 13 April 2006 | UPDATED: 10:01 06 May 2010

Making a new home for the birds

Making a new home for the birds

BIRDS are enjoying new homes built for them by volunteers, cubs, brownies and scouts. Twenty boxes were created on Ivel Springs open green space in Baldock to accommodate robins, great tits and blue tits. A tawny owl box and two bat boxes were also constr

BIRDS are enjoying new homes built for them by volunteers, cubs, brownies and scouts.

Twenty boxes were created on Ivel Springs open green space in Baldock to accommodate robins, great tits and blue tits.

A tawny owl box and two bat boxes were also constructed and volunteers cleared debris from the site to improve the area.

The work is part of a wider project undertaken by the Friends of Baldock Greenspaces and helped by North Herts District Council and the Countryside Management Service to ensure open spaces in Baldock remain attractive to visitors and wildlife.

In the past they planted an orchard and a variety of trees.

To find out more about conservation volunteering opportunities, at Ivel Springs or elsewhere in Herts, contact the Countryside Management Service on 01462 459395.


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