New Bird Boxes Ready for Spring

23rd March 2023

A new batch of nest boxes ready to be put up in the park A new batch of nest boxes ready to be put up in the park

Thanks to Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park’s volunteers and Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership, small birds seeking safe nesting sites this spring will have a choice of brand new bird boxes to nest in. The volunteers have been busy assembling the boxes using materials donated by the team at Blackwater Valley.

The park also promises to be extra colourful this spring — the result of clearance work letting in more light, and planting undertaken by Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park’s volunteers during their monthly working parties. Visitors may have already noticed the snowdrops that have been putting on a good show over the winter months.

“The park is already a beautiful place to visit and it’s lovely to know that the activities our volunteers have been undertaking are helping to make the park the best it can be,” said Kathryn Stuart, Chair, Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park. “We all have a lot of fun on our monthly work parties and I would encourage anyone interested in joining us to come along. It’s completely free and there‚Äôs a real community spirit among the group.”

Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park’s work parties meet once a month to undertake a variety of maintenance tasks as well as seasonal replanting of woodland species. They operate under the supervision of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership and with support from Rushmoor Borough Council. Details of upcoming work parties can be found on the Events page.

One of our new nest boxes ready for its first occupants One of our new nest boxes ready for its first occupants