National Nest Box Week

The annual National Nest Box Week commences today and runs ’til 21 February.

It aims to encourage everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife.


National Nest Box Week, 2011

P1000101 by yke78uk, on Flickr

The annual National Nest Box Week runs from 14-21 February.

There is some evidence to suggest that birds using nest boxes are more successful than those that don’t.  We also know that boxes are used in winter as roost sites.

Building a nest box is not difficult, so why not give it a go this year?  There are plenty of plans available on the Web, e.g. Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

Remember to always get permission from the land owner when erecting a nest box.