As you may have noticed, the weather forecast for this coming weekend is still uncertain but there does appear to be a strong chance that we will see some snow and very low temperatures. As ever, safety considerations are paramount and we have regrettably decided that we will have to cancel this Sunday's event because, quite apart from the fact that it will be cold, the woodland is likely to be very slippery and unsafe for either young children or their parents. We are very sorry about this but the last thing we want is for someone to be injured.
It had been hoped that an alternative date could be found this month but, due to other commitments of the leaders, this will not be possible. However, we do need to get the nest boxes put up very soon otherwise we may find that birds such as Blue Tit and Great Tit will already have found suitable nest sites elsewhere. Although Pied Flycatchers won't be too worried about the timing of the boxes being put up while they are still in Africa, we do want to help other species as well. The Airedale Otters leaders will, therefore, press ahead with putting the boxes up and then arrange for the children to visit the woods as soon as we can after that to see them in place - that is likely to be our next event on Sunday 11th March or the April migration event.
Once again, we are sorry to disappoint our members but hope you understand why this is necessary. The important thing is that our Airedale Otters members made the boxes and will be able to have them put into action this year. We will post details and photos on the blog as soon as the boxes are in place.
Airedale Otters Leaders