Save the House Sparrows
"In conservation, we need more birds EVERYONE can access and conserve, whether they live in Portsmouth of the Norfolk Broads.
I think I may have one..."
I've currently got several birdbox-related projects I'm trying to raise funds for. Please do spare a moment to see if you'd be able to help contribute to any of them by clicking below. Thank-you!
It's not only the UK seeing a disappearance of our favorite Little Brown Jobs, India has witnessed declines just as extreme and worrying.
"Dear Sparrow" is a short tribute film, written and directed by 21yr old filmmaker Aarush Prashanth, and produced by SpellCaster Studio. Currently touring film festivals, you can find out more by clicking on the link below.
What We Do
Informing the community
From school visits to events, education is vital in conservation. You can also read my blogs on all things House Sparrows above, and do email any questions/queeries you may have.
My most recent crowdfunder was so successful it's since had to be taken down, after raising nearly £400 in a few days! This'll help fund a further 200 birdboxes.
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, see what's going on right now by visiting my social media pages: @save_the_house_sparrow .
Over Summer, I set up a crowd-funder,
that raised over £150 in a few hours! This is mind-blowing, and I have to say a huge thank-you to everyone.
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 built over 300 birdboxes since the project's beginning, installed on everywhere from schools to factories.
"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 site.
Wicor Primary School
Dung beetle statues, orchards, stumperies and birdboxes... oh and a school!
As the first school I worked with, installing birdboxes and helping manage the grounds, Wicor Primary School has a special place in my heart, and has won countless awards for its contribution to wildlife. Do find out more below.