Let’s appreciate our wildlife

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Research carried out on behalf of the Wilko Wild Bird campaign  reveals how little some know about Britain’s wildlife. It was  found, for example, that one in five children think a duck can’t fly and almost half are unable to identify a sparrow.

The study also found a quarter of primary school children could not identify a robin and 55 per cent failed to recognise a great tit, starling or chaffinch.

The Wilko project aims to encourage children to take care of common birds that go hungry in winter.

The vision of Friends of Saron is to create a Memorial and Wildlife Garden on the Saron site. We fully support the aims of the Wilko campaign and will encourage care for and an appreciation of the natural world which is all around us in our community.

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About davidjcollier

Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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