Archive for July, 2012

Thank you Tweets

The birds in Speke are tweeting away as a result of the brilliant event we organised this week!  Now, we don’t mean blue tits and robins have started going online on Twitter, oh no!  We mean, the Friends of Millwood and Alderwood, along with a class from Middlefield Primary school and volunteers, staff and visitors to the Noah’s Ark centre together made more than 10 bird boxes!  Pupils from the school worked diligently with the help of the Lancahire Wildlife Trust and Treedom, fitted all the pieces in the correct places and used hammers and screw drivers, with no hurt fingers, to produce great new homes for our local bird life.  The Friends will be installing the boxes in the local woods over the next few weeks and younger children at the Noah’s Ark creche helped provide food for the birds too, by rolling balls of lard around in a bowl of seeds, these will be hung up in their gardens, hopefully encouraging more wildlife into the area because we have provided more food and homes for them.

Such activities are part of the Natural Choices project, Friends in Millwood and they are important to encourage more community members to come along and get involved in our activities.  By creating homes for wildlife we are also helping birds to get set up and start a family in our area!!

Our next activity will be at the start of August to help Heartwood Tree Services to improve Alderwood and turn it into a Forest School area, so watch this space as we’ll give dates and times of when we’ll be out clearing the old, dead branches that the tree surgeons will be chopping down with chainsaws, to make a usable space next to St Ambrose primary school.

We will also be going on our regular photography and wildlife watching walk on Tues August 14th, so if you have a camera that is in need of a dusting off and being taken out and about, we’ll be meeting at Noah’s Ark at 10am and will go out for a chat and a walk in the woods, come along with us and see what you can spot!

Here’s a photo of Helen and John with his completed box!


John's helping the birds!


Bird Box making

The Friends of Millwood and Alderwood are getting their hammers out!

We’re offering everyone the chance to make bird boxes, which we will then go and put up in the trees in our local woods to help provide new homes for birds such as blue tits.  Why not come down to the new community centre in Speke, Noah’s Ark on Ganworth Rd,  on Tuesday 10th July from 10-2 and join in the fun?


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