In November, our Nature Explorers spent their meeting doing the annual bird box check, ably assisted this year by the 1st Martlesham Scout Troop and Girlguiding 1st Martlesham Heath Rangers. Each year we record which bird boxes have been used, to monitor the trends in changing populations of the bird species in the woods.
The bird boxes also require fixing and painting, and several have been in dire need of repair for some time. Fortunately, for the past few months the Scouts and Rangers have been constructing new boxes made from unwanted sheets of plastic, kindly donated by John Parker Fixings, and we fitted 6 on the day.
On the same morning, our Volunteers were joined by members of Martlesham Heath Aviation Society (MHAS) in order to clear the area around the fuel tanks on the perimeter track near the eastern entrance of the woods.
We wish everyone a Happy New Year, and perhaps as one of your new year resolutions you might come along to help at one of our work parties, or just enjoy a walk through the woods.
Dates for the diary:
|Volunteer Work Morning
Saturday 19th January 2019, 10am-noon
(11-18 year olds)
|Saturday 19th January 2019, 9am-11am
Meet at the Education Area
Booking essential (please email email@example.com)
|Nature Watch Club
(5-11 year olds)
|2019 dates to be confirmed
New volunteers of all ages and abilities are always welcome. No experience required. For further information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 01473 612632, check our website: pwcg.onesuffolk.net or join our members' Facebook Group by messaging Duncan Sweeting.