The Ring of Gullion AONB project and Ulster Wildlife are holding a nest box building workshop on Saturday 14th February from 2.00pm-4.00pm as part of National Nest Box Week.

The workshop will be provided in The Pastoral Centre, Jonesborough. Attendees will get a chance to make their nest box and bird feed to bring home and use in the hopes of encouraging more birds in their garden.

“We are looking forward to help the local community to make their own nest box  and providing information on what birds to look out for in the garden” said Christine Chambers, Discovery & Learning Officer for Ulster Wildlife. 

Therese Hamill, Ring of Gullion AONB Officer added “National Nest Box Week takes places from 14-21 February 2015 and it's a chance for everyone to encourage birds in their garden to come home to roost! The idea behind the week is to get us all to put up nest boxes in our local areas, not only to protect the wildlife we already have, but to encourage even more birds to brood in our backyards!”

Natural nest sites for birds such as holes in trees or old buildings are disappearing fast as gardens are ‘tidied’ and old houses are repaired. Taking part in NNBW gives you the chance to contribute to bird conservation whilst giving you the pleasure of observing any breeding birds that you attract to your nest box.

To book a place on this free event visit what’s on pages. Follow the Ring of Gullion on Facebook to keep up to date on what’s happening. The Ring of Gullion has moved to new offices:- Crossmaglen Community Centre, O'Fiaich Square, Crossmaglen, BT35 9AA.   Tel:-(028) 3082 8590

This is a free event supported by Newry and Mourne District Council and Northern Ireland Environment Agency. 


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