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Very sad news that the bird hide has been vandalised. Completely burnt to the ground!
It seems likely that this was done on purpose as it appears that an accelerant would have been used to cause this damage. The fire does not appear to have been started inside the hide. We built it with thick timber to prevent the likelihood of accidental fire. A lot of hard work went into the creation of the bird hide and it was enjoyed by many as a place to take cover and watch all the different birds that were about.
It seems that vandalism in the woodlands is on the increase. Recently an occupied bat box was ripped off the oak tree and put on the nearby fire pit. Bats are an endangered species and this is a serious offence. As is arson!
These pictures show the bird hide before and after it was burnt down. The fire brigade attended on the 27 April @ 8.30pm. If anyone was in the area at that time and has any information at all please can you get in touch

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Author: scarboroughwoodlandpeople

We are two different groups of volunteers ,the SCV work all over the Scarborough aria doing a variety of tasks in conjunction with SBC we also are the lease holders on around 15 acres of meadow ,we only have 99 years to sort it out . The SWAG group are at the moment concentrating on Raincliffe Woods & forge Valley ,they meet on the first Sunday of the month to carry out tasks and have events in the woodland . and hope to see you there Ron Baxter Chair

2 thoughts on “

  1. Nice to have met you yesterday, up at The Meadow. So sorry to see the vandalism and destruction of the bird hide. Just a big Thank You, to one and all for all your hard work and behind the scene, efforts for all that you do. Best wishes

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