Friends of Troopers Hill
and 17th Bristol Scouts
Bird Boxes Jan/Feb 2009
We were very pleased to be contacted by Jon from 17th Bristol Scouts in the Kingsway asking if they could put up some birdboxes and batboxes in the woods on Troopers Hill. The materials and workshop area to make the boxes had been very kindly donated by B&Q at Longwell Green, all we had to do was get the agreement of Bristol Parks and point them at the right trees.
The day was cold with a few flakes of snow in the air but even having spent the night under canvas the scouts were still very enthusiastic. As well as seeing their boxes put up the Scouts helped with the management of the hill be cutting some saplings and broom that were appearing in the area of heather above the nursery. Our thanks again to the Scouts for their efforts and especially to Jon for organising the whole event.