Feed the Birds event

Friday, October 30th 2009

Several families came to take part in our 'Feed the Birds' event at Foxglove today. Here you can see some of our younger supporters mixing up their special recipes! Some of the adults seemed to be having just as much fun!

Families at the Feed the Birds event

The tasty treats were taken away for the garden birds at home and others were put in the trees around the field centre. Below you can see some of the delights that await the Foxglove birds!

Feed the Birds event at Foxglove

On a more serious note the last winter (2008/9) was one of the harshest we’ve had for many years, forcing many more birds into our gardens and putting out food in the garden can be a real life saver for our feathered friends.

Many thanks to Paul, Sue, Elizabeth, Raymond and Andrew for all their help today and to all the children who took part.


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