A Bird Box Making Evening with the Kerry Eco-Social Farming Project

‘A Bird Box Making Evening’ with Kerry Eco-Social Farming Project will take place on Thursday, May 26th from 7.pm to 9.30pm at Killarney Men’s Shed.

“Ever wake up in the morning and listen to the bird song outside your window? Or see a little bird perched on a branch and wonder what he’s doing with his day? – two questions posed by the project team members as they lay out their mission objectives.

“Birds are fascinating creatures, with many different adaptations allowing them to live among us in our towns and villages or out in the countryside, even on the slopes and cliffs of Ireland’s highest mountain range the MacGillycuddy Reeks,” the team continued.

Some Bird Numbers Dropping

“As amazing as they are there is bad news for some birds whose numbers have been dropping. The good news is, there is something we can do to help!

“So come along to our Bird Box making evening and learn a little about the kinds of birds that are happy to make their nests in boxes and how to put together a bird box in the right style for the birds you want to help.

Education About Birds

“The main aim of this event is education about birds, and how the everyday person can help birds within the Kerry Biosphere – whether that be through habitat management or nest box installation.

“This year the Kerry Biosphere with support from Creative Ireland and Kerry County Council Arts Office is celebrating the ‘Birds of the Kerry Biosphere’ through a series of events and activities planned to encourage local communities to learn more about the birds that can be found in their gardens, and on their farms and what can be done to help them!

On Farms Throughout Kerry

“The Kerry Eco-Social Farming Project is working with farms throughout Kerry to support and improve nature on the farm. Part of this work is to create and place Bird boxes for several important bird species to encourage them to make their homes on farms in Kerry.

“The Killarney Men’s Shed has been working with local communities to build and distribute bird and insect boxes to help protect our birds and pollinators.

Box Making and Storytelling

“Together these three projects are hosting an evening of Bird Box making, storytelling and fun at the Killarney Men’s Shed on Thursday the 26th of May 2022 from 7.00pm to 9.30pm.

“We will be joined by storyteller Sean Ó Laoghaire, members of Killarney Men’s shed, Eleanor Turner, Biosphere Officer for the Kerry UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Luke Myers, Project Biodiversity Officer for the Kerry Eco-Social Farming EIP Project.

“All are welcome, it’s fun for all the family!

Book your place and tickets available free of charge when you visit: www.kerrybiosphre.ie/news

For More Information

Eleanor Turner on 087 1527746 or Email: kerrybiosphere@skdp.net or Luke Myers on 087 3683109 or email lmyers@skdp.net

You can contact The Maine Valley Post on… Anyone in The Maine Valley Post catchment area who would like to send us news and captioned photographs for inclusion can send them to: jreidy@mainevalleypost.com Queries about advertising and any other matters regarding The Maine Valley Post can also be sent to that address or just ring: 087 23 59 467.