On July 27th, a workshop on making bird nests was carried out at the church of the Greek-Catholic Parish of Peter and Paul in Mukachevo (in the Rosvygovo microdistrict, Rosvygivska St. 17B) for children who are currently in summer Christian Parish camp.
In nature, birds settle, in most cases, on trees or in bushes. They make nests for breeding. Many species of birds settle in tree hollows. In forests, there are many old trees with a stable ecosystem, and this means many hollow trees. Unfortunately, nowadays there are few natural forests in the world. Forests are mainly owned by forestry companies and are occasionally cut down and replaced with new ones. In such forests, there are few hollow trees, which means that the possibility of nesting decreases, which creates difficulties for various types of birds to settle in these forests. The same, but even more clearly, regards to urbanized “green zones” – parks, forest parks, and other plantations of cities and villages. Therefore, in these forests and green areas, artificial nesting structures are used to attract useful birds.
Andrii Donichenko, the head of the Association of people with disabilities “Parallelnyi svit” (“Parallel World”) taught the youth in the Christian summer camp exactly how to make such nest structures. The nests, which the participants learned to make during the workshop, are of great value. After all, by making them, the children were able to learn more about the different types of birds that live in Transcarpathia and contribute to the movement aimed at preserving such important and necessary creatures. Nesting structures were made for chickadees and similar-sized nesting bird species.
The event was held as part of the cooperation of the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies – IERS (headed by Alexander Bokotey) and the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU Bundesverband NABU International ), project coordinator Ivan Tymofeiev, Nataliya Kulya (IERS).
Informational Service of IERS