On Monday afternoon, Foundation Degree Countryside and Wildlife Management students from Moulton College led a wildlife education activity at Brixworth Country Park. The afternoon’s activity was the culmination of a project for the Countryside Recreation and Visitor Management module, which requires them to plan and lead an outdoor activity.
Their chosen topic was constructing a range of nest boxes, such as, bird boxes, bat boxes and bug boxes. The Rural Skills group from the College were the participants in the activity. They were soon busy and the McIntosh centre at Brixworth reverberated with the hammering and became a hive of activity.
Once the boxes were constructed, the degree students led a guided walk around the country park to discuss where they could be located and which wildlife species would benefit from them. A bird box and a bug box were mounted near the Brixworth bird hide and students are looking forward to a follow up visit to see who has moved in!
A great afternoon was had by all, with the degree students enjoying being able to share their wildlife knowledge with others. A range of bird boxes, bug boxes and bat boxes have been donated to Brixworth Country Park by the students.