National Nest Box Week is flying in...(February 09, 2017)
National Nest Box Week kicks off to a flying start on the 14th February 2017.
It's nearly 20 years old now, and the idea behind it is to encourage everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area to promote conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife and thereby encourage biodiversity.
The event gives everyone the chance to make a difference and contribute to conservation efforts in the UK.
Natural nest sites for birds (holes in trees or old buildings) are vanishing quickly as gardens are "tidied" and old houses repaired.
An added bonus is that you can enjoy watching the birds visit your garden. There's nothing like sitting back and watching the birds make themselves at home!
If you can't put a bird box up in National Bird Box Week (14-21 February), don't worry - you can put a box up at any time of the year.
Click here to fly away to the British Trust for Ornithology, who organise the week. They've got plenty of information on their website, including where to put it, how high it should be, whether you can look inside it etc etc - their FAQs have lots of helpful tips and facts.
You can also send for a free information pack from the BTO - click here to do that