By Tim Clarke Tuesday 29 January 2013 Updated: 31/01 11:12
PEOPLE in Worcester can invest in their own little love nest this Valentine's Day and show just how much they care for the county's feathered friends.
Worcestershire Wildlife Trust run a Rent-a-Nest scheme which staff believe will make the perfect romantic present for people to demonstrate their love for a special Valentine.
By renting a nest they will also be doing their bit to give a helping hand to woodland birds.
Becky Bradshaw-King, co-ordinator of the scheme, said: “Spring is almost in the air and it won’t be long before birds are looking for a suitable place to cosy up together before raising a family this year. As our woodlands and other wild places with natural nesting sites for birds have been damaged and destroyed, this is a great opportunity to help our local wildlife."
The Trust puts up nest boxes in four woodlands around the county and these are rented out on an annual basis.
For £10 Rent-a-Nest leaseholders are provided with a certificate, an annual report about what used the box and an invite to visit the box with the warden in the spring.
The boxes can be rented at The Knapp & Papermill, near Leigh Sinton, Lower Smite Farm, near Worcester, Knowles Coppice, near Bewdley and Tiddesley Wood in Pershore.
Anyone wishing to purchase a Rent-a-Nest lease can do so at www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/shop or over the phone on 01905 754919.
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