Residents at Manor Lodge took part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey – and it was a flying success!
This year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch saw residents at Manor Lodge well prepared with bird feeders filled and binoculars in hand.
Residents took part in a variety of activities related to our feathered friends, including making their own bird feeders to attract even more wildlife into the home’s gardens. The home also had a special visit from students at Chelmsford College, who joined the bird watch and helped identify different bird species.
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.
Juliana Miles, home manager at Manor Lodge, said: “The residents had a fantastic weekend painting bird boxes and taking note of all the wonderful birdlife that visited the garden.
“The sights and sounds provided brilliant conversation starters, which for many sparked fond memories of their younger years, so it was lovely to be able to reminisce, and hear residents and team members sharing stories.
“The work the RSPB does is incredibly important, so we’re delighted that we were among the half a million people taking part in the survey this year.”