A new housing development went up in Parkinson’s Park this morning. Darren Shepherd and Andy Cheetham, braved heady heights, to nail a number of affordable homes for bats and birds to various trees around the park.
The boxes were donated by Peter and Joanna Brooks, of Brooks Ecological, and were put in locations suitable for their hoped for inhabitants. The bat boxes were places in a south facing direction, as high as the ‘developers’ dared, and had steps sawed into them for easier climbing (for the bats). Apparently the bats like to live close together, so there are around three per tree.
The bird boxes were put facing north east – although colder there is less wind, (the prevailing wind is from the west) and less chance of ‘fried’ chick, should the sun deign to shine.
Now all we have to hope for is that some residents find them desireable enought to inhabit!!