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The Forestry Commission is inviting people to celebrate National Nest Box week at Grizedale this February half term.
From Saturday 11th until Sunday 19th February there will a self-led mystery nest trail around the forest. Pick up a quiz sheet, solve the clues and be entered into the prize draw.
From 10am until 3pm each day there will be drop-in information in the Yan building, where kids can find out all about the birds that live in the forest and how nest box schemes help them.
On Tuesday 14th February from 10am until 3pm, in conjunction with the RSPB, there will be a big Bird Box Build, where you can build a nest box to take home and help feathered friends thrive in your own garden.
Kate Jordan from the Forestry Commission at Grizedale Forest said:
“We’re looking forward to welcoming children to the forest to learn more about what they can do to help some of our native bird species.
“They’ll also learn how to make a nest box and by taking it home they can encourage birdlife to their own back garden.”
The Bird boxes cost £5 each.
More information can be found at www.visitlakelandforests.co.uk.
NOTES TO EDITOR:
The Forestry Commission is the largest provider of countryside recreation in Britain, with responsibility for more than one million hectares (2.4 million acres) of forest, woodlands and open countryside. The North West England Forest District covers the Lake District in Cumbria, the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire. The forests are managed for conservation, wildlife, landscape and recreation as well as providing a valuable source of timber.
MEDIA CONTACTS: — Sarah Bruce on 01229 862026 or Kate Jordan on 01229 862010