Nest box making at Aden

“The Buchan Rangers for Aberdeenshire Council will be holding a nest box making event as part of National Nest Box Week on Sunday (February 17) from 10.30 until noon at Aden Country Park.

The event is open to all ages to go along and make a bird box to take home and some bird feeders out of cones.

The natural nest sites on which many of bird species depend, such as holes in trees and buildings, are fast disappearing as gardens and woods are ‘tidied’ and old houses are repaired.

Since National Nest Box Week was launched in 1997, thousands of enthusiastic naturalists across the UK have put up boxes to compensate for the loss.

It is estimated there are now 5-6 million boxes in UK gardens. Join the Buchan Ranger at Aden - drop in between 10.30 and noon, or to guarantee a box phone 01771 622857 or e-mail buchan.ranger@aberdeenshire.gov.uk to reserve a place. Kits cost £3.50.