Residents at Knebworth are flocking together with a local wildlife group to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.
Preparations are underway, as Knebworth gears up to take part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey from Saturday 26th January until Monday 28th January.
The home has invited CJ’s Birds of Prey to join them for the occasion, who will be bringing a host of birds of prey for residents to meet up close.
Residents will also be taking part in a variety of activities related to our feathered friends, including making fat balls for feeding the garden’s birds, and building and painting bird boxes.
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, which encourages people nationwide to count the birds in their gardens to allow the charity to monitor trends and understand how different species are doing. Data from over half a million people is then compared year-on-year to provide a ‘snapshot’ of bird numbers across the UK.
Home manager, Vera Moreira-Henocq, explained why taking part in the Birdwatch is important for residents at Knebworth care home: “The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is always a popular event here at Knebworth, and preparations are underway to ensure this year is another flying success.
“Birdwatching is an accessible activity that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy together, whether it’s spending time in the garden topping up the bird feeders, or taking the sounds and sights in from the comfort of an armchair – no matter the weather it’s a great, inclusive activity for all!
“The residents are particularly looking forward to this year’s event and welcoming C J’s Birds of Prey to the home.”