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PUBLISHED: 09:28 20 February 2009 | UPDATED: 07:10 30 May 2010

Bird Box Day at Hatfield Forest

Bird Box Day at Hatfield Forest

BIRDS at Hatfield Forest received some loving help this week, as visitors got the chance to take part in nest box building activities. As part of National Nest Box Week, which began on Valetine s Day, children and adults paid a visit to the forest to lear

BIRDS at Hatfield Forest received some loving help this week, as visitors got the chance to take part in nest box building activities.

As part of National Nest Box Week, which began on Valetine's Day, children and adults paid a visit to the forest to learn about making suitable habitats for birds, both in the wild and at home.

New community warden, Laura Slater, said: "Visitors came along and built nest boxes by the lake and then took them home to use in their own gardens.

"All of the kits we supplied were from timber grown, felled and milled at the forest, as part of our sustainable woodland conservation work."

Charging £10 per kit, the trust will be using the cash raised to directly fund the continuing conservation work which is needed to keep the forest in prime condition.

Ms Slater added: "Hopefully the visitors can now take home the boxes and use them to attract and look after birds for their own enjoyment.

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