Rent Free Accommodation for Owls and Kestrels at Rumwell Hall

With rents increasing you will be pleased to know that the wildlife at Rumwell Hall are being offered rent free accommodation. On 1st November at 11am the Huntpill Project will be in attendance at Rumwell Hall to create a new housing project for Owls, Kestrels, Bats and Song Birds.

Shirley Frost from AMICUS Solicitors whose father Cliff Wright has made the owl boxes said, “ We are so excited to finally put up the boxes. My father was alarmed at the size of the owl boxes an entire family could move in. He really enjoyed the challenge of making them and will finally see them in their new home at Rumwell Hall Business Community.”

The Huntspill Project have made their first Kestrel Box for this Wildlife Initiative and have been learning how and where to place the boxes so the new residents can take up their new homes. Chris Sperring Wildlife Presenter from Radio 4 Saving Species. and New Leaf Life Design helped to start this Wildlife Strategy when he visited in August this year. Becky Wright from New Leaf said, “ Chris gave us advice on where to place the boxes and how to develop Rumwell Hall Business Community into a place where businesses and wildlife can thrive together.”

BJ Dixon Walsh and Jonathan Rhind Architects are also based at the Rumwell Hall site and have welcomed this move and say, “ We will all be on owl watch now in the hope that they will like their new home. We are hoping to install an owl cam in the future so we can see and engage with any new feathered residents.”

Owl boxes are best put up in November so they stand the best chance of attracting new residents. With rent increases expected to be around 8% we realise that our rent free wildlife accommodation will be much sought after but acknowledge downsizing may be necessary.

Notes:

The Huntspill Project -Huntspill Projects is a Somerset County Council employment preparation Service for people with learning disabilities and this also includes some community projects such as horticulture, recycling, craft and the Somerset Brick and Tile Museum in Bridgwater. They made the bird and kestrel boxes

New Leaf Life Design – Small Business based at the new Rumwell Hall Business Community offering Counselling and Coaching. Supporting wildlife as part of its  sustainability project.


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