What a fantastic week we had over February half term. Lots of bird feeders and bird boxes were made by families across South Manchester to support the flora and fauna of the area. The children loved using the hand tools and making their bird boxes up with the expert help of Ian. The younger ones made feeders to hang in their gardens and did surveys of bird sightings in the park. We loved working with families and everyone was keen to take their box home and put it up this week. This is the perfect time to ensure a nest box is available for any garden birds you want to encourage. For more information and expert advice you can always visit the British Trust for Ornithology site bto.org or the RSPB. Thank you to the Manchester University volunteers for coming down and helping out with the events and to all the friends groups in the various parks for their support of these activities. Manchester City Council should be thanked too for making this week of activities happen and we hope more events like this are put on in Manchester parks. We were overwhelmed with the positive feedback and the amount of people who came to join in. Lets hope this is the start of a fantastic 2017 for improving open green spaces for all of us to enjoy especially our feathered friends.