Window on the Wild (Durham Wildlife Trust)

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We all know the sense of peace and joy that nature and watching wildlife offers. We probably also all know someone who faces barriers to accessing and enjoying nature whether through age, mobility issue or dementia. Our Window On The Wild Project will work with 20 Residential Care Homes to overcome those barriers creating bird feeding stations in the care home grounds so residents can feed and watch the birds from the safety and comfort of their homes. We will install nest box cameras and provide, binoculars, bird knitting patterns, wildlife card making resources and other engaging wildlife activities. The project will provide opportunities for everyone in the community to get involved. Schools will visit for children to build bird boxes and engage with the residents, bringing together people of all ages and culminating in a Christmas activity event bringing the community together.

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Posted by PaulSimon on 22 Nov 2014
This is a fantastic project that will give hours of pleasure to residents in the care homes,offer opportunities to children to interact with people of a different generation and give a much needed home to wildlife.It sounds perfect!
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Posted by Broadway on 15 Nov 2014
I was lucky enough to experience this fantastic project first-hand, when I took my class to our local nursing home. The children and residents had fun together making bird boxes and woodland masks and we are now planning many more joint activities.
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Posted by MarthaMcB on 15 Nov 2014
Fantastic project to reconnect people with the immense pleasure that bird watching brings! I love the cross-generation element as well!
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Window on the Wild

.Rainton Meadows
Chilton Moor
Houghton le Spring


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