Purchase a Kit
Purchase a Kit
How does it work? Pre-purchase a bird house, and come to The Second Wedge Brewing Co. with your friends or family on Thursday, September 7 between 4-8 pm to build your birdhouse onsite (with expert guidance!). All of the pieces are pre-cut using sustainable and reclaimed wood materials from Jeff Baker Woodworks... you just have to put them together while enjoying a FREE 12oz beer. You can also opt to take your birdhouse home to build if you're in a rush.
Can't make it on September 7? You can pickup at the Uxbridge Farmers Market on Sunday, September 10th from Foggy River Farm.
Which birdhouse do I choose? We are offering three different birdhouse designs so that you can attract the species you desire.
- Warblers: http://www.birdsforever.com/warbler.html
- Nuthatches: http://www.birdsforever.com/nuthatch.html
- Flycatchers: http://www.birdhouses101.com/Great-Crested-Flycatcher.asp
How Do I Pay? There are two ways to pay:
- Pay online, below - easy peasy
- Mail a Cheque to:
Crossland Environmental Foundation, 315 Concecssion 2, Sunderland ON, L0C 1H0
Limited quantity available!
How Does a Bird House Help The Environment?
There is a large percentage of birds that will choose an enclosed structure to live in. With the natural habitat of birds being reduced more every year, assisting them with a safe place to live will help keep them alive and their numbers strong. A simple bird house with the right dimensions will provide safety from predators, warmth during cold months and a place for breeding. But how does this affect our environment?
In our busy world, their are many things that can disrupt the balance of nature. Examples of disruptions include cities expanding their boundaries and forest fires caused by careless humans. These conditions can cause wildlife to become displaced, forcing them to migrate to other habitats with unsuitable climates and predators they cannot defend themselves against.
When birds have a safe place to dwell, their numbers stay strong and their species continue to evolve. Just placing a simple birdhouse in your backyard will help them to multiply by giving them a safe place to raise their young. This means they will stay warm during the winter months and be safe from predators like snakes, cats, squirrels and raccoons. Creating a balance between humans and birds, as well as other wildlife, enables man and beast to thrive in the same environment, and fulfills mother natures' intended purpose for man and beast to live together in harmony.
Some birds are considered insectivors and naturally hunt worms, flies, mesquitoes, beetles and other pests. Without birds eating these insects, massive infestations would occure and create an imbalance that would be devistating to man and nature. Birds benefit us for the simple reason that they are able to hold in-check the most powerful living species on earth, . . insects. If unchecked, insects would control the earth.
Some birds such as Sparrows, Jays, Finches, Nuthatches Titmice, Dove and Blackbirds like to eat seeds. If it were not for these seed eaters and others, countless quantities of weeds would overrun our yards, gardens and fields.
By helping a mother bird find a safe place to lay her eggs, you allow a warm environment for incubation. A functioning birdhouse will help the eggs to hatch and grow into baby birds. This preserves species that would otherwise be in danger and helps birds evolve successfully. This also helps them to maintain their balance and purpose within the animal kingdom.