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Skylark House residents flock together for birdwatch

January 25th 2019

 

Residents at Skylark House have their binoculars at the ready ahead of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. 

Preparations are underway, as Skylark House gears up to take part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey from Saturday 26th January until Monday 28th January.

Care UK residents prepare to find out more about birds as part of RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Residents will be taking part in a variety of activities related to our feathered friends, including making bird feeders to attract the local wildlife into the garden. The home will also be joined by Holbrook School for the special occasion. 

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, Devendra Lallchand, explained why taking part in the Birdwatch is important for residents at Skylark House: “The residents have spent the last few weeks filling bird feeders and reading up on the variety of birdlife often spotted around Horsham – and we’re all set for this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch! 

“The thing we love most about birdwatching here at Skylark House, 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 Holbrook School will be joining us to help get this year’s event off to a flying start!”

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Care UK’s Horsham care home provides a wide range of care services for up to 82 older people. There’s a café, hair and beauty salon, a bar and cinema, as well as gorgeous gardens. Throughout the home are relaxing and beautifully furnished lounges for relaxing and spaces for activities. Every day brings something different. Residents keep busy with baking, dancing, crafts, pamper sessions, keep fit and games. Skylark House also loves to party: there’s often a birthday or anniversary to celebrate with a homemade cake, cards and flowers.

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St Marks Lane
Horsham
Sussex
RH12 5PU

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