Tuesday 18th May saw an article from the Guardian highlighting the importance of offering new nesting spaces for swifts, replacing summer nest sites which have been lost to renovations and home improvements.
Swifts have shared our homes for hundreds of years but modern building techniques and renovations mean that the holes they would have used as nesting sites are more and more likely to have been blocked.
You can read the full Guardian article on their website here. The article is written by Sarah Gibson, author of Swifts and Us: The life of the Bird That Sleeps in the Sky. (Find more info and order the book here)
At Green&Blue we are passionate about creating holes for nature, in many ways it really is that simple and planning policy is beginning to catch up and stipulate that developers must install measures like Swift Blocks and Bat Blocks, and Bee Bricks, creating homes for wildlife to continue to survive alongside us.
The Green&Blue SwiftBlock is made in England using 75% recycled material from the Cornish china clay industry. It is designed to fit with standard UK brick and block sizes and has been designed in conjunction with experts. If you're looking to make space for nature within a building project then please don't hesitate to drop us a line, we'd love to help.
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Or call us on 01872 858658.