Special tower will offer a home to owls

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A specially-designed ‘owl tower’ offering a home to various winged creatures has offically opened at Sir Joseph Banks Country Park.

The tower has been designed and built by Adrian Isaac, chairman of the Boston Woods Trust.

It has specially-constructed accommodation for species including barn owl, little owl, kestrel, sparrows, swallows, bats and bees.

Walkers are also catered for with seating inside, making it the ideal place to take shelter in a shower. Atop the tower is an owl weather vane made by George Danby, local farmer and Boston Woods Trust member.

The tower was officially opened by Boston Mayor Coun Alison Austin.

The design was refined over many months - with the build taking more than 1,000 hours. It is sited in the award-winning flower meadow which will provide and attract plenty of bird food. In the future it is planned to dig a pond in the vicinity that will provide a ready supply of mud for nest building. The pond will also be a refuge for the many frogs that inhabit the meadow.

This year’s Tree Planting Party is on Sunday, November 30, 9am-1pm. The group will be interplanting hazel trees at Grange Wood, Fenside Road.

Everyone is welcome to come and get involved. The trees are provided but participants are asked to bring a spade if possible and remember to wear suitable footwear.

For more information visit www.bostonwoods.co.uk