"Nesting Tree"

“The coast of Northumberland was once connected to Northern Europe with a forest that was flooded around eight thousand years ago when the English Channel was created. Ancient tree stumps can still be seen on the beach along the coast. The tree sculpture is a memorial to the ancient forest that once stood there and designed to provide habitat for birds. Its location next to Hauxley Nature Reserve influenced the decision to add nesting holes for tree sparrows. Tree Sparrows are endangered and so any extension of available habitat is welcome.  “The local RSPB warden Paul Morrison helped to determine the correct size of opening and cavity to provide ideal habitat for them and possibly other small birds. Hopefully it will become home to a new colony of Tree Sparrows.”

Bord Waalk Sculpture Trail, Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland

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