A workshop on making nests for great tits and installing them on trees was held on August 3rd, for children who are participants of the summer Christian camp (Mukachevo Greek Catholic Eparchy, Serednyanskyj Deanery, Antalovtsi village, Uzhhorod District). The event was conducted by Andrii Donichenko, head of the organization of people with disabilities “Parallelny svit” (“Parallel World”).
Many species of birds nest in tree hollows. However, in the urbanized environment there aren’t enough tree hollows, because people often cut them down and plant young ones. On the other hand, there is a practice of creating wooden birdhouses and hanging them in gardens and parks. In addition to starlings, there are many species of birds that live in hollows, and, accordingly, there are many species of artificial nesting structures. One of the most useful birds in our gardens is the great tit (Parus major). Andrii Donichenko taught the youth exactly how to make such nest structures.
The nests, which the participants learned to make during the workshop, are of great value. After all, camp and IDPs children were able to learn more about the various types of birds that live in Transcarpathia by making nest structure and contributing to the movement aimed at preserving such important and necessary creatures. Nesting structures were made for great tits and other similar-sized bird species. For these types of birds, it is important to choose the appropriate size of the hole so that the hole is not occupied by other, larger species of birds.
The event was held as part of the cooperation of the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies – IERS (headed by Alexander Bokotey) and the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU Bundesverband NABU International ), project coordinators – Ivan Tymofeiev, Nataliya Kulya (IERS).
Informational Service of IERS