Building Bird Boxes at Shillito Wood

posted 9 Feb 2018, 08:43 by Oliver Mills
Earlier this week, as part of our Guardianship of the Moors program, both Year 6 classes spent a morning at Shillito woods helping conserve nature by building bird boxes. Historic logging activity across the moors has led to a shortage of the mature trees in which many native birds make their nests; as such these natural habitats must be replaced with man-man alternatives while newly-planted trees grow. 

The children engaged enthusiastically with the activities and should also be proud of the resilience they displayed in the face of such inclement weather. Taking to the moors when the temperature was below freezing did have it's advantages though and in addition to the conservation work, the children enjoyed exploring the frozen environment.