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Park rangers to run bird box making session in Fishwick

Posted on - 15th February, 2014 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Kid's stuff, Things to Do in and around Preston

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Sod the bad weather and help a local community group put up bird boxes this weekend.

The Friends of Fishwick and St Matthews have funding to buy timber and make bird and bat boxes for Fishwick nature reserve.

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Preston City Council’s park rangers are going to be on hand to show people who to make different boxes, which can then be used in the reserve.

Councillor Robert Boswell, Cabinet member for community and environment, said: “This is an excellent way for families to start the half term activities by getting out and helping local nature campaigns.

“At this time of year, helping the birds with nesting locations is vital and you can learn new skills too. Every credit to the Fishwick & St. Matthew’s (FoFS) community group for making this funding available.

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“The Park Rangers work very hard arranging the sessions and looking after the nature reserves, so please show your support for their work.”

The event takes place on Sunday 16 February from 1pm to 3pm.

To take part you need to book by calling 01772 906 471.

Meeting place for the event is the recreation ground car park on London Road.

For those with a keen interest in all things nature there are two further events taking place in March.

Saturday 1 March there is an afternoon of hedgelaying in Cowslip Meadow, aimed at beginners but experts are also welcome.

Saturday 29 March there is our annual look at pond life, ‘Amphibian Amour’, when they hope to find four different kinds of frogs, toads and newts.

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