Community Bird Feeding with Morris Care

We are delighted to be able to assist local family-run nursing home operator Morris Care Nursing Homes with a bird care bundle to each of its 6 residential care homes located in Shropshire and Cheshire.

After a period of sustained restrictions throughout 2020, the benefits of connecting with nature and positive engagements in the outdoors with wildlife proved both invaluable to both people and nature alike. The simple act of bird feeding gives so much pleasure as it encourages more wildlife to gardens but also provides a daily routine to focus on. Nature has a calming influence but also brings a delightful cheer when new visitors are spotted flitting out from under the bushes to a feeder. Listening to the varied songs and identifying colourful plumage can be the start of a beautiful relationship with nature.

Helping to support residents during Big Garden Birdwatch 2021

The bird care bundles we have donated to each nursing home are just in time for the Big Garden Birdwatch survey 2021. A range of bird feeders, stocks of food and treats will be a welcome addition to the gardens and hopefully mean more birds will visit daily. A personalised garden bird ID chart and indoor window ID charts will enable any resident who wants to take part to watch, listen and relax during this time; but also look to continuing the activity to aid their wellbeing. With a couple of nest boxes also in the bundle, residents have the added pleasure of following nesting birds on their doorstep for the spring.

This is a lovely collaboration to be involved in as this generation has given so much to our communities, it is only fitting that we help them to connect with nature more at this time and benefit their well-being. We hope that our donation will encourage more birds and make this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch an extra special event for the residents.

Morris Care Chief Executive Lucy Holl said “We are very proud of the beautiful gardens and green spaces our Homes enjoy and know that for many residents, birds in these gardens provide an important connection to the wider world and bring a great amount of joy. CJ Wildlife have been both generous and supportive, helping us to entice even more and providing information boards so residents can recognise them too. The Big Garden Birdwatch gives our residents the chance to give something back, because nature needs us too.”

Residents have been enticing birds into their gardens with the new feeders and specialist bird food, as well as making homemade feeders ahead of the Big Garden Birdwatch.

For more information about the services of Morris Care, visit www.morriscare.co.uk

Pictured: Radbrook Nursing Home General Manager Jo Bennett and resident Sybil Williams