Launch of Bird Watching Project for ‘Twitchers’ of any age.

Erlas Victorian Walled Garden was pleased to receive funding from the Wrexham Community Inclusion Team earlier this year to start a bird watching project for the community within the wildlife area.

A bird hide was built back in 2010 thanks to funding from the Rural Development Plan, and there has been lots of interest since then, with visitors and our students, when watching a variety of birds come to visit the bird feeding station.

Over the years, the squirrels have damaged feeders, and the area had become overgrown. Thanks to this funding, we have bought 2 new bird feeding stations, with new bird feeders and a variety of seeds, and we are pleased to announce that the ‘first’ session of the bird watching club will be held between 9.30 and 11.30am on Monday 4th September.

Alan, a new volunteer, has kindly offered to hold the bird watching group every first Monday of each month. All you need to do, if you are interested in joining us, is to turn up at the Erlas Walled Gardens on Monday 4th September, with enthusiasm and a love of wild-life!

We will be able to provide refreshments, and there are toilets too. You will have to provide your own transport, and we have made the paths to the bird-hide disabled friendly, and will buy a mobility scooter if there is sufficient need.

Come and meet new friends within a peaceful and undiscovered garden. Already people are noting sightings of birds, and we even have records going back to the 1990’s.

Please contact Ann Morton on 01978265058, if you require any further information.

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