Half term events prove to be a great success

Birdbox building at Dearnford – A fantastic day with roughly 80 people turning up to build a birdbox to celebrate National Nestbox Week. Families had a great time putting their boxes together and everyone escaped without bruised thumbs! The majority of visitors took their birdboxes home to help give nature a home in their garden but those that were left will be part of a nestbox project around Dearnford Lake. In Spring, visitors will be able to find out what is nesting in the boxes and keep an eye out for fledging chicks.

Meet the Herons event at Ellesmere – Children got stuck in to the challenge of thinking like a heron and building their own mini nest – with 35 sticks as the winning score of the day. About 25 kids took part in the activities and heron badge making was a hit! Families also enjoyed getting a look at what the herons on the island are up to, with the help of Heron Watch volunteers.

More events are planned throughout 2014, details of which can be found here


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The Meres and Mosses landscape was formed by retreating glaciers 12,000 years ago. Now, lowland raised peat bogs are one of the most endangered habitats on Earth.



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