Newcastle University students muck in to help endangered Tree Sparrows
Tree Sparrows are experiencing a population decline in the UK and are quite rare to see, a lack of safe nesting areas could be contributing to this decline. Clark’s Bog Nature Reserve have been monitoring Tree Sparrow movements and nesting patterns, leading them to undertake a project to build and install 25 nest boxes in order to help combat Tree Sparrow decline. They will also be replacing older nest boxes with newer designs which enable better access for monitoring purposes to determine population sizes and structures.
Newcastle University’s Go Volunteer scheme have developed a close affiliation with the Natural History Society (NHSN) through the initiative of Stage 2 Biology student: Micaela Mossop. This has enabled like-minded students from a broad range of degree disciplines ranging from English Literature to Marine Engineering, as well as Biology and Environmental Science students from both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, to work together to have a positive impact in local conservation programmes.