Stanmore’s bountiful bird boxes

Friends of Stanmore Country Park (FSCP) recently installed five owl, eight bat and 30 bird boxes in the park… and most of the bird boxes have been used, a survey shows. Shropshire Council’s Ed Andrews says, “This is an exceptional result for the first year, with 70% of the boxes being used. This indicates there was a real need for the boxes, which help support the locality’s rich and diverse bird life.”

The boxes have been installed with the support of Veolia and local residents; FSCP now want to register them with the British Trust for Ornithology, which uses data to identify species in decline because of nesting problems. FSCP are confident the other boxes will also have contributed to populations of owls and bats.

Countryside ranger James Brookes says, “We’re always looking for more people to help at our volunteer days, which are taking place on Sundays 27 January and 24 February; call 01746 781192 or find the group on Facebook if you’d like to join us.”

Pictured: Rob Evans and James Brookes install the boxes at Severn Valley Country Park

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
On Key

Related Posts

Focus on health and wellbeing

Health and wellness coach Laura Butler is calling on businesses to get involved in Shropshire Wellbeing Day on June 23 as part of World Wellbeing

Vaccine and testing volunteers hailed

Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire Anna Turner has paid tribute to over 900 volunteers who have supported the Covid vaccine and testing efforts across Shropshire, Telford &

Global award for Shropshire charity

Employment and training services provider, Landau, has been presented with a globally-recognised award for its work to improve the lives of young people. The charity,

The great taste of success

One of Shropshire’s best-known bakeries is creating new jobs after receiving nearly £115,000 from a grant programme supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership. Shrewsbury’s

Boost your knowledge of nature

A leading Shropshire outdoor education provider has launched a major series of Eco-Skills courses aimed at boosting people’s knowledge of natural history, biodiversity and environmental arts