Our next major event will be our annual Homes for Wildlife event which will be on Saturday 22nd January 2022. Find out all about our range of boxes for garden birds, owls, swifts, bats hedgehogs and bees and place an order if you wish. It will follow the same format (pandemic permitting) as our 2020 event detailed below.
In the meantime we will be running a nest-box-assembly session for one of our local wildlife groups, Wild Marlow, on 11th September 2021. See Wild Marlow
Saturday 1st February 2020 at Braywick Nature Centre
The wildlife visiting your garden this Spring will be on the lookout for shelter from the cold and a place to breed - and you can help.
Wild Maidenhead and Bisham Nest Box Group are teaming up for this special annual Homes For Wildlife event at Braywick Nature Centre on Saturday 1st February 2020. There will be a range of boxes to see and buy for garden birds, owls, kestrels, swifts, hedgehogs bees and bats.
We will be running a garden bird box assembly workshop for families, so there will be lots of hammering going on!
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.
01 Feb, 10:00 – 13:00
Braywick Nature Centre, Hibbert Rd, Maidenhead SL6 1UU
Click here for more details and to book your place: https://www.meetup.com/WildMaidenhead/events/267252665
Saturday 11th January 2020 at Little Marlow
If you love birds and want to encourage them to visit your garden, then Wild Marlow's Bird Box Workshop is for you!
On Saturday, 11th January from 10.00-12.00 at The Pavilion in Little Marlow, you can make your own bird box to take home ready for the next nesting season. Your box will provide a safe and cosy home for garden birds to nest and raise their chicks.
Saturday 4th January 2020 at Lea Barn, Winter Hill, Cookham Dean
Another chance to come along and build a bird box! This is always a popular event and is a great thing for kids to do at the end of the Christmas holiday period. It's suitable for all ages from 2 to 102! See this film from last year's event:
Every home needs a bird box and here's an opportunity to make a perfect bird house guided by experts! Box kits together with tools are provided for £10 each. Boxes suitable for robins or blue tits can be made in this workshop. Bob Keene and others from the Bisham bird box group will help you make them and also advise on the best place to site them. Text and video courtesy of Wild Cookham.
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.
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.”