Monday, February 18, 2008

National Bird Shed Week

As Uncle Wilco at Shedblog reminds us, birds enjoy shedlike atmospheres too and to celebrate, they're enjoying their very own National Nest Box Week. Here's what the organisers say:
"The aim of National Nest Box Week is to encourage everyone to put up nest boxes to help our breeding birds and other wildlife. 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."
Shedworking HQ enjoys the companionship of bluetits every year right next to the entrance to the building and urges everybody out there to do their bit. Pictured above is a CedarPLUS model available from Jacobi Jayne.

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