Junior Wardens build bird boxes and feeds for National Bird Week

9Moorside Junior Wardens had a lesson in woodwork to build bird boxes and feeds as part of National Bird Week.

The wardens have each made a bird box and feeder which will be put up in Beechwood Park where the habitat of the birds will be monitored throughout the year with help from PCSO Katie Leeman West Yorkshire Police , CMBC Community Warden Ced Ockley ,Dave Pickard and CMBC North Halifax Parks Area Manger Pete Oddy and Paul Tetley.

Karen Scanlon from the Ovenden Initiative said

“This is a fantastic project that was sponsored by the Police Mutual Funds which has allowed the Junior Wardens to have a valuable input to contribute to bird conservation by creating a safe place for the North Halifax Wildlife for National Nest Box Week which takes place every year from 14-21 February, and after more than 19 years it is now an established part of the ornithological calendar.”

4NNBW 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.

Look out for the boxes and habitat in Beechwood Park!



The Bird and Bat Box Project at The Phoenix Shed

All Bird Boxes and Bat Boxes are made from untreated high quality well seasoned Red Pinewood and this top quality timber ensures that the boxes will last for many, many years.

–    The Bird Boxes, based on an RSPB pattern, are also very easy to clean using the unique       Phoenix Shed design. Boxes can be supplied for a wide variety of birds.

–    Owl Boxes are a special order and will be made from highest quality exterior grade                20mm plywood with a timber back frame.

–     Bat Boxes are self cleansing and cater for the different species of local bats.  The boxes         are fully untreated and must never be treated because bats are incredibly sensitive to           paints.  They are made to a well proven English pattern and the top quality timber                 ensures that they will last for many, many years.

Free local delivery within 3 miles of The Shed or collect from The Shed at The Threeways Centre, Ovenden. Bird and Bat Boxes can be supplied fully made up, or as flat packs for home construction.

The boxes are perfect for schools or youth groups and the Phoenix Shed may even be able to supply a Box Maker to assist with youth projects.

All enquiries to Chris Freeman on 07930 207537