On Thursday 22nd July, Lewes Swift Supporters (LSS) installed 3 new Swift nest boxes at the homes of 3 of their Supporters who live in the Swift “hot-spots” of De Montfort Road and Western Road. This is part of the LSS project to expand existing Swift colonies by providing nest spaces to compensate for those nooks and crannies under eaves that have been lost through demolition, development or renovation.
In line with their goal of “improving our environment, increasing biodiversity and mitigating the results of climate change by collaborating with other Lewes-based groups with such aims”, Friends of Lewes were pleased to be able to partly fund the purchase and installation of the 25 boxes which have been installed by LSS since October 2020.
Lewes Swift Supporters have also advised several other residents so that they may confidently purchase and install their own Swift nest boxes. If you are thinking about installing one ready for next year, you may contact them via firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website.