Dulverton Middle School get involved in bird monitoring as part of their Exmoor Curriculum

Exmoor Magazine

Burridge Woods in Dulverton will provide a dry place to nest for some lucky birds this spring as staff from Exmoor National Park Authority have been working with Dulverton Middle School and a local volunteer to put up bird nesting boxes as part of a longer term nesting bird monitoring project.

John Griffin, a local British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Bird Ringer, approached the National Park about the possibility of putting up nest boxes in Burridge Woods and this was seen as a great opportunity to link in with the Exmoor Curriculum being undertaken by pupils at Dulverton Middle School.

Milled timber from the Authority’s own woodlands was provided by the field services team and the pupils spent a number of weeks constructing the boxes before spending an afternoon placing them in the woodlands.

Approximately 50 boxes have been erected of varying styles to suit different species, including two owl…

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