The county’s largest conservation charity has organised a number of special events and offers to encourage people to celebrate National Nest Box Week (NNBW)
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is encouraging families to help our feathered friends by putting up a nest box at home as part of NNBW, which takes place between February 14-21.
NNBW takes place each year, and after more than 15 years it is now an established part of the ornithological calendar.
The Trust is offering a free nest box to every new member who signs up for £5 per month and families can learn all about birds on a nest box themed half-term trail which takes place at the charity’s Wolseley Centre HQ between Saturday 13th and Sunday 21st February.
People are also being encouraged to adopt a nest box at the popular visitor centre. For just £25 a year, or £95 for 10 years, people can adopt one of the Trust’s many nest boxes and will receive an annual report about any residents setting up home in their box.
The winter months are a difficult time for garden birds as natural food is often scarce. To encourage wildlife-lovers to help birds survive the winter, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is also offering 20 per cent off all bird food when buying from the Wolseley Centre between Stafford and Rugeley or Westport Lake Visitor Centre in Stoke-On-Trent to celebrate NNBW.
Jon Owen from Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said:
“We’re looking to inspire the next generation of budding ornithologists and I hope as many people as possible enjoy our National Nest Box Week offers.
“We have an incredibly rich array of bird life in this county and I’m sure people will be amazed as to what they can spot in their own gardens simply by providing a home.”
For more details on the Trust’s National Nest Box Week offers and events visit www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk and www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/whats-on.