Families have enjoyed a woodland crafts and activities day in Huncoat.
The Hyndburn council run event at Spout House community woodland on Saturday, November 29, attracted dozens of parents, grandparents and children who took part in variety activities.
One popular activity for families was to make bird boxes from locally sourced timber in order to provide more nesting sites for woodland birds.
People also decorated the boxes by stencilling leaves of the trees found in the woodland.
Making a link through the generations, one group of children made a ‘family’ bird box and said that they were going to bring their grandparents for a walk to see it.
Pictured, left, with their bird box in a beech tree are cousins Isabelle Heys Caitlin Birtwell with Iona Birtwell and Elijah Heys.
Mum Laura Heys said: “Many thanks for the event, we all had a lovely time.
“Mum and dad live nearby so they’ll enjoy coming over with the kids to see the bird box.”
Council leader Miles Parkinson: “Spout House Community Woodland in Huncoat is looking great, with the new trees and meadow areas developing well.”
Projects at Spout House community woodland are collaboration between Hyndburn Borough council, Lancashire county council and Global Renewables, under the Woodlands From Waste programme which has so far has planted over 100,000 trees across Lancashire. Carbon absorbed by the growth of the trees will help to balance the carbon emissions from the activities needed to dispose of rubbish, meaning the project is good for the environment in lots of different ways.
The project has received support from a national organisation, the Forestry Commission, which has given a £28,000 grant from the English Woodland Grant Scheme. Further grant bids are have been prepared for paths and entrance improvements.
If you would like more information contact Anne Hourican, senior environmental initiatives officer on 01254 388 111 or email email@example.com.