It’s hard to believe that the garden was buried beneath a thick blanket of snow a little over a week ago. Today, the sun was shining, the sky was blue, and it’s beginning to feel like the landscape is slowly stirring back to life. Continue reading “The Garden Awakens”
Since moving to the country, Ade and I have become much more wildlife conscious and are keen to do all we can to help the local animal life. Continue reading “Wildlife Watch”
How To Build a Bird Box
The recent wintry weather may have turned our back gardens into pretty picture postcards, but spare a thought for the wildlife trying to survive at this time of year.
With my DIY tools still out after building last week’s log shed, this week, I set about building some bird boxes to dot around our garden.
In case you didn’t know, National Nest Box Week runs from the 14th – 21st February. It was established back in 1997, because of the lack of nesting holes in modern and renovated houses, and overly tidy woodland management policies. Since then, the annual campaign has gone from strength to strength with one simple message, ‘build or buy a nest box and give a bird a home’.
So with drill in one hand, and camera in the other, here’s a short video showing you how to build a simple bird box. If you stick to the end, then you’ll see something special.