An informative and inspiring talk

by Keith Cowieson, Director at SongBird Survival.

Lots of lovely country folk turned out to Park Farm, Thorney near Peterborough to hear more about our work and how they can help us.

Keith explained the issues facing songbirds in the UK, the causes for the decline in numbers and the research that SBS commissions in order to try to find solutions to reverse these declines.

SBS talk at Park Farm

At Park Farm, Thorney, Michael Sly plays an important part in helping to make a richer environment for the birds and other wildlife. His farm is part of the Thorney Farmland Bird Friendly Zone, with such initiatives as dedicated skylark plots to provide safe nesting sites for these and other birds, feeding winter seed mixes through the difficult winter months, and by growing nectar flowers, vital for insects and to create a healthy eco-system.

Park Farm has also been involved in Open Farm Sunday every year since 2006, welcoming over 65,000 visitors over the years, informing, educating and of course entertaining the many visitors to their fantastic farm.  SBS has been proud to be invited to come and tell Park Farm's visitors more about our work and help more people to understand the difficulties faced by our nation's songbirds.

Open Farm Sunday at Park Farm Thorney

To find out more about Open Farm Sunday at Park Farm Thorney click here

A heartfelt thank you to Peter Stuffins and his family for organising the evening, including the lovely refreshments, and to our gracious host Michael Sly for allowing us to use his wonderful facilities.

Everyone enjoyed themselves very much on a cold wintery night and came away with a real understanding of the issues our birds face and what we are doing to address them.


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