How many men does it take to put up a Bird Box?

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On Saturday four spritely young men (their average age must be well into their seventies) from the Audlem Wildlife and Ecology Group (AWEG) were in Turnpike Field erecting Bat and Bird Boxes on suitable trees.

A total of five Bat Boxes were erected in an area close to where the Bats will fly and feed, and eight Bird Boxes were placed on suitable trees around the field. It is likely that the Bat Boxes might not be used for some time but eventually it is hoped that Bats will roost in them during the day. The Bird Boxes are designed for several different species and AWEG are hoping that birds will soon start roosting in them before using them for nesting in the spring.

It is hoped that at some stage AWEG will be able to erect a Barn Owl Box in the field as well.

AWEG would like to thank Ralph for donating the money to allow us to buy the boxes (raised from last year's Santa Run) and Audlem Parish Council and the Turnpike Field Committee for allowing us to erect them.

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