Build a home for nature at Fairhaven Lake - Ribble Discovery Center

Tuesday 27 September 2016

With the nights drawing in, the RSPB and Friends of Fairhaven Lake group are teaming up for a special 'Winter Homes' event and are inviting visitors along to help give nature a lakeside home.

Join them at the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre, on Sunday 9 October to have a go at building bird and bug boxes. Participants can also find out how to help the wildlife at Fairhaven Lake and get tips on preparing gardens and greenspaces for nature this winter.

Claire Critchley, from RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre said: "Whilst winter brings the Ribble Estuary to life with the arrival of large numbers of ducks, geese and wading birds, it's important not to forget those that live here all year round. Fairhaven Lake is also home to bats, bugs and garden birds too. All these creatures need a little help to survive the colder seasons and the solutions are really simple, they just need a bit of man power! 'Winter Homes' will show how you can lend a hand and is loads of fun too!"

Through working alongside the Friends of Fairhaven group, this event aims to help improve the lake for wildlife and people alike.

Alan Peddar, Chairman of Friends of Fairhaven Lake said: "The new Friends of Fairhaven Lake group are delighted to be working with the RSPB at the 'Winter Homes' event. Our aim is to enhance Fairhaven Lake's facilities for both the local community and visitors to the area. Join us at the event to make your nest box, and find out about how you can get involved in the group, to make a real difference to one of the Fylde coasts most beautiful spots."

For £5, participants have the opportunity to make a bird or bug box, which will then be placed at Fairhaven Lake, or for £7, make one to take home. Booking is essential by ringing the RSPB on 01253 796292 or emailing claire.critchley@rspb.org.uk

Tagged with: Country: England Topic: Giving Nature a Home