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Share the love this National Nest Box Week at RSPB Saltholme

Last modified: 12 February 2015

Nestbox on tree

Image: Andy Hay

Saturday the 14 February is not only the most romantic day of the year, but it’s also the start of National Nest Box Week.

Staff and volunteers at Saltholme, near Stockton on Tees, are celebrating by inviting visitors to make their own love nest at nest box building workshops all weekend.

Caroline Found, Visitor Experience Manager said: “This is an easy and fun way to give nature a home wherever you are. And there’s nothing more satisfying than watching a pair of love birds raise their feathered family in a box you’ve built yourself.”

As well as the nest box building this weekend, the team as RSPB Saltholme will be offering visitors the opportunity to make homes for a whole range of wildlife throughout the week. There will also be a number of other activities going on to get couples, families and friends alike out on to the reserve, enjoying the early spring weather.

Caroline added: “The February half term is often the time of year that people start to get out and enjoy the fresh air after the winter months. The days are starting to get longer again and there are signs of the change of season all around us. As spring arrives, you never know what wildlife you might encounter when exploring the reserve.”

Saltholme is open from 10 am until 4 pm throughout the half term holidays. Reserve entry is £4 per car or free for RSPB members. The nest box building activity is £6 per box. Other activities may carry a small charge.

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