25 nesting boxes have been built and installed along the DuPont Dacron Nature Trail at Mamhilad Park Estate by local conservationist Richard Evans of Project Nestbox. The hope is that the nest boxes will attract amber listed nesting birds including pied flycatchers and redstarts.
Richard Evans who is a teacher cover supervisor from New Inn said: “I am passionate about conservation so really enjoy educating young people and the community about wildlife, bird life and our environment. As a small child, I enjoyed building bird boxes with my Dad who was a carpenter. I’m now using my skills to help our native birds and wildlife. We also sell boxes for many other species like hedgehogs, bats and dormice. It’s great to see local businesses like Johnsey Estates at Mamhilad do their bit to help protect our environment.”
Russell Nutman, Estates Manager for Johnsey Estates said: “These aren’t our usual occupiers but they’re very welcome! Our new woodland walk is the perfect location for the nesting boxes and we’re delighted that Richard is helping us to understand more about our local bird life.”