Residents at Heather View have their binoculars at the ready ahead of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.
Preparations are underway as Heather View on Beacon Road are inviting the community to take part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey on Monday 28th January from 11am - 12pm.
On the day, there will be an informative talk related to our feathered friends from David Loweth, a RSPB representative, and everyone will be invited to spot wildlife in the home’s gardens.
In preparation for the event, the home has also invited St John’s Primary School to join them for bird-themed craft activities, including making Cheerio bird feeders.
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, Natasha King, explained why taking part in the Birdwatch is important for residents at Heather View: “The residents have spent the last few weeks filling bird feeders and reading up on the variety of birdlife often spotted around Crowborough – and we’re all set for this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch!
“The thing we love most about birdwatching here at Heather View, is that it really brings nature to life. What’s more, the sensory stimulation of the colourful sights and beautiful sounds of the garden can often be a great reminiscence activity, and bring memories from many years ago to the surface.
“We’re thrilled that St John’s Primary School will be joining us to help get this year’s event off to a flying start!”