None planned at present.
Sunday 27th January 2019 at Braywick Nature Centre
The birds in your garden will be looking for shelter from the cold and a place to nest this spring – they need bird boxes!
Bisham Nest Box Group is holding an event at Braywick Nature Centre from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm on Sunday 27th January 2019 , in partnership with Wild Maidenhead, where you will be able to see and buy their range of boxes for garden birds, owls, kestrels, and swifts, as well as hedgehogs and bats. The Group members are all local volunteers and their boxes are sold at cost price. There will be experts on hand to answer your questions about siting, observing and maintaining boxes. Refreshments including HOMEMADE CAKE will be available. There will be a suggested £3 donation from all those coming (refundable if you buy a box!) to support the work of Wild Maidenhead and Wild Cookham. There is plenty of parking at Braywick Nature Centre, Hibbert Road, Maidenhead SL6 1UU.
If you use Meetup please go to https://www.meetup.com/WildMaidenhead/events/257777343/ to sign up to come to this event as this helps us to manage and plan for numbers.
A landmark event from 2018
In January 2018 the founder of the group, Mike Tucker (since retired), was awarded the Prime Minister’s Point of Light Award. Points of Light are outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community. Every weekday the Prime Minister recognises an inspirational volunteer with the Daily Point of Light award. The award certificate was presented by the Prime Minister in person at Mike’s home, which was the venue for the box-building activities. On receiving the award, Mike said “My immediate response to the good, and surprising news, was one of great pleasure, and appreciation, for the voluntary team of ‘box boys’ who have made ‘Bisham Barn Owl Nestbox Group’ what it is over the past four years. Without them and the ‘field staff’, making installations, it would never have happened. I am so pleased for the recognition of the team, as they start another year.”