Making bird, bat and bug boxes

Wildside Activity Centre

Area’s support can be offered

Sandwell   Dudley   Wolverhampton   Central   Walsall

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where is it?

Hordern Road, Whitmore Reans WV6 0HA


2-3 hours any day subject to availability of instructor.

Overview of Support offered

We make structures designed to increase bio-diversity. We make several kinds of bird boxes (blue tits, great tits, robins, sparrows, owls etc.), bat boxes, and bug boxes to encourage some of the insect species that benefit gardeners. For more specific projects, we have also made otter holts and hibernation boxes for hedgehogs.
We involve participants in making the boxes or putting them together in ways that are appropriate to ability. Everyone can go away feeling they made a box or helped to make one. If needed, aspects of the design and construction challenge can be included e.g. drawing a design and measuring up timber.
We will teach participants how to use hand tools safely.

Is this activity linked to;

Increasing confidence   Increasing motivation   Increasing Optimism   Improving employability

Where does this support fit into my journey?

Engagement   This is me   I’m up for it   I’m ready   I’m on my way

Session type

Individual   Group
Minimum No. 4   Maximum No. 12

What equipment should I bring?

None. PPE supplied.

Outcomes expected

This activity will help participants to improve tool use and will give them skills that they may not be aware they had. Communication skills are improved as they will have to follow instructions or kits, can learn the names of tools and bird species and will understand why bird species have different requirements for nesting.