In Your Nature Ep 03 - Nest Boxes

In this episode Ricky and Niall chat all things nest boxes. We chat about how to provide good nest box  accommodation for your garden birds, from how to build them, where to hang them and when to clean them. We also discuss nest boxes for Swifts and Barn Owls which are species of high conservation concern who can be helped by the provision of specialised nest boxes. The Species of the Week is the Blue Tit, a regular nest box resident and garden favourite. This Podcast is brought to you by BirdWatch Ireland, Laois and Offaly County Councils and the Keep Well Campaign, an initiative of the Government of Ireland with funding from the Healthy Ireland Fund and the Sláintecare Fund delivered by Pobal.The In Your Nature Podcast is edited by AnnMarie Kelly

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The In Your Nature Podcast will bring you conversations about birds, wildlife and wild places. The podcast is presented by Ricky Whelan and Niall Hatch of BirdWatch Ireland with regular expert guests. BirdWatch Ireland is Ireland's largest conservation ENGO. The podcast is in partnership with the Heritage Officers in counties Laois and Offaly. Three seasons are planned for 2021, with six episodes in each, dropping weekly in spring, summer, and autumn. Topics discussed will be varied with birds and wider biodiversity at the heart of it all. We will discuss how nature has a calming influence, dawn chorus, peat bogs and more in season 1. To give feedback, suggest topics or ask a question you can email us at info@birdwatchireland.ie . This Podcast is brought to you by BirdWatch Ireland, Laois and Offaly County Councils and the Keep Well Campaign, an initiative of the Government of Ireland with funding from the Healthy Ireland Fund and the Sláintecare Fund delivered by Pobal. In Your Nature Podcast is edited by Ann Marie Kelly.