We’re fundraising to replace our bird hides!

burned-down bird hide

On the weekend of 10/11 August one of our bird hides was burned down. We intend to replace it with a more robust (and much less flammable) structure.

And since the remaining bird hide is also wooden (so at risk from fire) and in generally poor condition, we would like, if funds permit, to replace it at the same time.

The Just Giving page that was kindly set up by Cllr Mike Phillips (Whitchurch & Tongwynlais) has now closed, with a total of £2,743.48 donated by 116 people. Many thanks to everyone for their generosity.

Anyone who still wishes to contribute is very welcome to make a donation direct to Friends of Forest Farm.

There are various options for constructing a new hide (or hides) currently under consideration, including metal and breezeblock, and they each have their pros and cons.  But whichever option is chosen, it won’t be particularly cheap — even the very roughest estimate at this point suggests several thousand pounds per hide. As soon as we have more definite plans, we will let everyone know.