National Bird Box Week

Benholm nestboxes
Benholm nestboxes

local families are invited to go along to Mill of Benholm during and take part in National Nest Box week.

Children will be able to put together a nest box from one of the prepared kits with a little help from staff or volunteers if required. They will then learn how to choose the best location for their box and with some help fix it in place or they may take the box home to put in their own garden.

The children will also be fascinated to see bird ringers at work.

On three days during the week the Tayside Bird Ringing Group will be working on the site catching and ringing wild birds. Families are encouraged to come along and watch and ask questions and take part to learn more about the records the scientists are making of wild bird populations.

The Mill of Benholm Tearoom is open Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm during the winter season and the family can warm up after taking part in the activities with a bowl of soup and scones or bread.

The bird box kits can be bought for £3.50 each and all funds raised go to the Mill of Benholm Trust to support their charitable work as a community resource.

The public are invited to call in at the Mill (a working watermill museum) and sponsor a bird box.

the location is Mill of Benholm, Benholm by Johnshaven, Tel 01561 361969 or look on the website www.millofbenholm.org.uk