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Nests for nature

Your nature-loving gift could help give threatened birds and bats safe places to nest above our towpaths.

Two birds on a perch

Your gift today could help us put up bird boxes for small birds like blue tits, robins and great tits, as well as endangered sparrows and bats.

Our canals and rivers are ideal places for birds to raise a family, but as hedgerows and mature trees become scarcer, they often struggle to find suitable nesting sites.

These bird boxes protect eggs and keep fledgling chicks safe. They could be placed in trees, as well as on bridges, fences and buildings. With your gift our volunteers could put up more of these fantastic homes for birds and bats along our canals and ensure they're ready for new nests every spring.

If your loved one is a nature lover, they'll be delighted to know they are helping fill our canals with birdsong from dawn to dusk.

All the funds donated through our 'Gifts with love from canals' are directly allocated to our mission of protecting our waterways and the wildlife that depends on them, helping make life better by water.

Last Edited: 27 October 2023

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