Make a home for wildlife in the garden this National Nestbox Week.
This National Nestbox Week (14-21 February), Barratt David Wilson Homes is encouraging families at its Kingsbrook development in Aylesbury to create a home for wildlife in the back garden. The housebuilder is donating 460 build-your-own nestbox kits to children local to its developments across the south east, with families able to reserve and collect their kit from outside its Kingsbrook Sales and Marketing Suites.
Research shows that there are now 19 million fewer native birds in the UK compared to the late 1960s.* To show support and to help raise awareness, Barratt David Wilson North Thames is making 50 nestbox kits available to local families in Aylesbury, which can be safely collected from outside of the Sales and Marketing Suite as part of their daily exercise.
An educational hands-on activity for children during the lockdown period, the easy-to-assemble kits are made from sustainably sourced FSC-certified wood, and the outside of the box can be painted or decorated using markers. Once put together, the kits can be easily installed in the garden to house birdlife including Blue Tits, Great Tits, and House Sparrows.
Karly Williams, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt David Wilson North Thames said: “As British wildlife continues to decline, it is more important now than ever before to ensure that wildlife can co-exist safely with us. We have partnered with the RSPB since 2014 to give nature a home on our developments. This includes producing landscaping and gardening guides, providing nesting bricks for swifts and making wildlife-friendly show home gardens.”
“Especially during this lockdown period with many more people staying at home, we hope that our National Nestbox Week campaign will inspire local families to create a home for nature in their gardens.”
Local families can reserve their nestbox by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to suggest a time slot during which they can collect the kit, which will then be placed outside of the Sales and Marketing suite. Families are invited to share their nestbox when fully built and decorated on social media using the hashtag #MyBDWNestbox.