Grant from The Cumbria Biodiversity Partnership

May 30, 2015   //   by Iris Rogan   //   Latest News  //  No Comments

Bird Box design

A grant from The Cumbria Biodiversity Partnership Small Projects Fund was secured by the Friends of Chances Park to erect and monitor bird and bat boxes on Chances Park, Carlisle in 2009 for a period of four years and thereafter if found necessary. Members of The Greystoke Forest Ringing Group were involved from the onset of the project and were ably assisted by the children’s After School group at Morton Community Centre. The timber selected for the boxes was Larch (larix decidua) This coniferous wood is the very best for lasting qualities and was purchased from Rose Bank Sawmill, Dalston. Thirty six boxes (22 bird and 14 bat) were cut to shape, drilled and taken in flat-pack form ready for assembly on site. Two workshops were originally arranged to enlist the help of the children from the Community Centres after school group.

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