Nesting boxes - where did the idea come from?
Wooden furniture is our great passion, but in our activities we try to go beyond just manufacturing and sales. An important value for us is concern for the environment. These ideas gave birth to the idea for the action, which involves building and hanging up nesting boxes for birds. This is a real help for our winged friends. The boxes are used by birds for safe breeding, and are also a useful shelter in the non-breeding season. Birds take shelter in them at night and during intense winds and frosts. The boxes we produced were made from waste plywood, which we use in the production process of Moonwood furniture and Artfloors oak floors. Thus, we also succeeded in embodying the valuable idea of zero waste.
Workshops for preschoolers
We believe that nature education and the formation of conscious pro-environmental attitudes should start from an early age. After all, what youth is used to, age remembers. Recently, we had the pleasure of co-organizing another workshop at the Non-public Kindergarten "Smyki" in Bytow, where a nesting box was hung near the facility. Preschoolers are hungry for knowledge and turned out to be great listeners. It seems that the world of birds is fascinating to them and they are eager to explore its secrets. It is also not difficult to discover in the little ones layers of empathy and concern for nature. Working with such groups is really a great joy. The workshop is also an expression of our belief that corporate social responsibility should include organizing valuable initiatives for local communities.
Do our nesting boxes require cleaning?
Anyone who starts the adventure of helping birds should know that in autumn comes the time to clean the nesting boxes that were hung earlier. Is it necessary? By all means, yes. Regular cleaning of nesting boxes allows to remove excess material used by birds for nest building. In our nest boxes, we observed mainly moss, hair, feathers and plant parts. It may happen that there are dead chicks in the box or even an egg. Such situations are an unpleasant but integral part of the world of wild birds. Removal of such remains prevents the development of parasites that could prove dangerous to subsequent residents of the box. Excessive material in the nest box also makes it too tight, which poses the risk of chicks falling out of the nest, among other things.