Preparations are underway, as Care UK’s Scarlet House on Westward Road gears up to take part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey from Saturday 26th January until Monday 28th January.
Residents will be taking part in a variety of activities related to our feathered friends, including making bird food and feeding the wide range of species that visit the home’s grounds.
The home has also invited The Co-operative Day Nursery to celebrate, with a bird watching talk for residents and the children.
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, which encourages people nationwide to count the birds in their gardens to allow the charity to monitor trends and understand how different species are doing. Data from over half a million people is then compared year-on-year to provide a ‘snapshot’ of bird numbers across the UK.
Home manager, Kate Stevens, explained why taking part in the Birdwatch is important for residents at Scarlet House: “The residents have spent the last few weeks filling bird feeders and reading up on the variety of birdlife often spotted around Stroud – and we’re all set for this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch!
“The thing we love most about birdwatching here at Scarlet House, is that it really brings nature to life. What’s more, the sensory stimulation of the colourful sights and beautiful sounds of the garden can often be a great reminiscence activity, and bring memories from many years ago to the surface.
“We’re thrilled that The Co-operative Day Nursery will be joining us to help get this year’s event off to a flying start!”
To find out more about Scarlet House, please call 01453 769810 or email Virginia Peachey, customer relations manager, on Virginia.Peachey@careuk.com
To find out more about the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and how you can get involved, please go to rspb.org.uk