The RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch will be taking place once again this year from 25th – 27th January and Horatio’s Garden are doing their bit!
The birdwatch is the world’s largest wildlife survey, with over half a million people regularly taking part. It’s been taking place for the past 40 years, enabling scientists to monitor trends and helping them to understand how wildlife is doing across the UK.
The idea is that you can pick an hour anytime across the three days to count, so each Horatio’s Garden in Salisbury, Scotland, Stoke Mandeville and Oswestry are all taking part on Monday 27th January. Patients and families are being encouraged to join in by simply visiting the garden and making the most of nature. It’s a great winter activity, giving everyone the opportunity to socialise and the chance to be part of a national conservation movement.
Despite the name, it’s not only about birds either. The survey is about recording the abundance, or lack, of all garden creatures as it helps the RSPB to spot problems and, more importantly, helps them to ensure that everything gets put right.