Students at Cornwall College from the Student Urban Biodiversity Group (SUBiG) have installed 20 swift boxes on the Trelawney Building on the Camborne campus. Dr Thaís Martins, Programme Manager for BSc (Hons) in Applied Zoology is helping to lead SUBiG, she says: “The Student Urban Biodiversity Group was set-up last year, with Cornwall College research funding, to involve the students in Newquay and Camborne in a community-wide project to survey and enhance urban biodiversity in and around north Cornwall… The first boxes placed on the Trelawney at Camborne (Campus Central) have been supplied by Filcris Limited to launch the project. The installation of the nest boxes resembles a large swift and is visible to much of the north side of the Camborne site. These boxes are made of recycled plastic and they are almost indestructible- a great design to inspire the ND Engineering students to continue developing their designs!”
Dr Thaís Martins told us: “I found Filcris to be very helpful in all aspects of ordering and delivery (we had to have a cherry picker booked for installing the boxes so coordinating delivery was important!). Their nest boxes are also ‘green’ as well as durable! Great product and company”
Which is always nice to hear!