Join Nature’s Gym and ChART to make your own bird feeder to take away. It is of course important to feed birds all year round, but it is especially important in winter when their food is not so easy to come by. Birds require high energy (high fat) foods during the cold winter weather to maintain their fat reserves to survive the frosty nights which is why we will be using bird seed and peanut butter.
Be prepared to get a little bit mucky, so it might be best to wear clothes you don’t mind getting covered in peanut butter and nuts!
The RSPB website will provide you with a lot more information about how you can help birds and attract them to your garden.
On Saturday 10th September, the Nature’s Gym volunteers will be joining forces with ChArt to carry out some much needed work in Chinbrook Meadows. Work will involve, clearing the small pond area, cutting back the reeds and clearing some of the nettles the banks. Our good friends at Rivers and People have been doing quite a lot of work here, but we thought we’d lend them a hand.
A little bit about ChART
ChART stands for Chinbrook Action Residents Team and is one of 150 Big Local projects set up around the country. Each project had at least £1m each to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their communities. Big Local brings together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live. Big Local is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and managed by Local Trust. Nationally they work with a range of partners to deliver Big Local, building on the skills and experiences of others to provide expert advice and support for residents.