A great session at the Bird Box Workshop with Emma Fielding (and her mum).
A good turn out and everyone learnt so much about our endangered birds and bats.
The open-faced bird box is the future and should be encouraged in every garden from now on. Its quick and easy to make from ‘un-treated’ wood with galvanised nails, and it helps the next generation of young birds to build nests in a more natural site, instead of relying on single holed boxes.
As always, we started off with a brew and some good old fashioned and non-judgemental conversation in the kitchen, art writer and critic Grant Kester would call it a ‘discursive space’ although I prefer to call it a ‘digressive space’. The conversation today was a great example of how the beauty of social interaction can lead to new understandings of the world we live in, each of us recognising how our consumer habits can impact on the local wildlife and beyond.
In the workshop and guided by Emma, we all managed the simple steps to make our own rugged and natural bird box to take home.
We are meeting next Friday morning at Canal Cottages 10am. Pop in for a brew, if you’re passing.