DROITWICH residents have been urged to take a walk on the wild side by participating in a competition to create a beautiful bird box.
The Wilko store, in Salters Shopping Centre, has launched an appeal to encourage its shoppers to take part in its ‘Wild Bird’ campaign.
The drive encourages children and adults, of all ages, to look out for and protect wildlife in their own gardens throughout the winter months.
Participants are being asked to ‘think outside of the box’ when it comes to their design and come up with anything from a multi-storey bird palace to a cutting-edge modern wing-friendly mansion.
The lucky winner will walk away with a year’s worth of bird food, a bird table and special ‘twitcher’s pack’ filled with plenty of gardening essentials.
As well as this the winning entrant will also be rewarded with a whole host of goodies from the store’s wildlife and garden range.
Store manager Sarah Kerlew said they were looking for fun, different and creative bird box designs which would really stand out from the crowd.
“Our ‘Wild Bird’ campaign is all about getting people from across the community to start thinking more about their surrounding wildlife and what they can do to care for it during the chilly, winter months,” she added.
“When it’s cold, it’s more important than ever to provide shelter for our feathered friends, along with leaving out nutritious, high-fat bird food and fresh water.”
Entries must be submitted on an A4 piece of paper by next Friday (February 20) and can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, dropped into the store or posted to Tangerine, Giant’s Basin, Potato Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4NB.