Save the House Sparrows
"There's no longer enough wild for our wildlife to live in, we've got to start rewilding our urban spaces. And House Sparrows are a perfect starting point."
Sponsor a home for a Sparrow
There was previously a link here to a Crowdfunder raising money for the project, allowing me to build and install birdboxes etc, but so many people gave their (hard-earned) money you all ended up raising a staggering £500 for House Sparrow's and their conservation. Follow @save_the_house_sparrow for updates.
What We Do
Informing the community
Check out our posts on all things House Sparrows, from tutorials and campaigning advice to poetry and information, by clicking on the 'blog' tab above.
Our current crowdfunder is a JustGiving Page, aiming to fund materials for me to build and install 200 birdboxes before leaving for University this Summer. To give, go to: Sponsor a Home for a Sparrow
See how it's going here: Nestbox project | Save the House Sparr (savethehousesparrow.com)
From ripping up old garden sheds and turning them into nestboxes, to petitioning for land to be managed for wildlife, you can see what's happening by following this link: News | Save the House Sparrows
Over Summer, I set up a crowd-funder on JustGiving, that raised over £150 in a few hours! This is mind-blowing, and I want to say a huge thank-you to everyone who gave their money, it's massively appreciated.
And it's being put to good use. To re-create the historical cracks/crevices House Sparrows have lost (and declined as a result) I've been working with a local school, high-street and nature reserve to put some back, through personally building and installing birdboxes.
"The worrying declines in House Sparrows are not anomalies. The facts is there's no longer enough wild for wildlife to live in, most of it is now on our TV screens. We've got to start rewilding our urban spaces, and House Sparrows are a perfect starting point."
Connections with Nature
Compiled by Kate Stephenson, Connections With Nature is a brilliant anthology of the relationships and connections between people and their local wildlife, which I was lucky enough to write a piece for.
To get your copy, go to: Connections With Nature: 50 moments of meeting the wild (paperback) | Kate on Conservation
All Things Wild Podcast
Had a lot of fun recording an episode of All Things Wild Podcast with the brilliant Martin Kitto. We talk all about House Sparrows from day 1 when they were just non descript little cave-dwelling birds, all the way up to overthrowing 2/3s of the Earth's land mass. You can listen on Spotify, Buzzsprouts or your usual podcasting server.