Thank you to everyone that joined Binfield Environment Group today either at a very muddy Wicks Green or in our drop-in session in the parish office, and thanks to the lovely people at Foxes’ Den and Binfield Parish Office for all their support.
We hung 15 bat and bird boxes, cleared a section of ditch, and cut back vegetation round the pond in Wicks Green. All of these activities will help the wildlife that uses Wicks Green and Silver Jubilee Fields.
In the parish office, we learnt about owl calls, feeding garden birds, Cypriot wildlife, Binfield badgers, and swift conservation. We counted seven different species of birds on, or close to, the feeders outside Foxes’ Den. We also took delivery of two more communal sparrow boxes and now need to find somewhere to put them.
28 people attended one or both of the events. It is great that so many people were prepared to give up part of their Saturday for the benefit of Binfield’s wildlife. We now know that many of these people will be taking part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch next weekend (https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/) and that people throughout the parish have regularly taken part in this annual piece of citizen science.
Our next work party will be in Tinkers Copse on Saturday 15th February.