THIS weekend the RSPB is encouraging families in Redditch join a national project to discover what birds are visiting our gardens.
The campaign group’s Big Garden Birdwatch is set to bring together more than half-a-million people from January 27-29 to uncover what is happening in their garden, helping to create an annual snapshot of how UK birds are doing.
Last year in Worcestershire, the top garden visitor was the house sparrow, followed by blackbird and blue tit.
The RSPB is also asking about the other wildlife seen in our gardens over the past year, such as badger, fox, grey squirrel, red squirrel, muntjac deer, roe deer, frog and toad, to help build an overall picture of how important gardens are in giving nature a home.
Webbs of Wychbold and Studley Garden Store at Mappleborough Green will also be holding RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch events over the weekend, offering visitors the chance to discover more about their local wildlife.
To download a free RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch pack, go to www.rspb.org.uk/Birdwatch