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.