Getting stuck in (the mud) for nature

A group of volunteers from construction company RG Group, joined the RSPB for a team challenge at Sandwell Valley nature reserve.

The volunteer team got stuck in, digging over mud at the edge of the pools to create feeding habitat for wading birds. They also rowed out to an island in the wetland to cut down willow trees in order to clear a runway for nesting birds.

As an existing corporate member of the RSPB, RG Group decided to support an RSPB project close to one of its new developments in the West Midlands. We were delighted when the team also wanted to spend the day with us undertaking some hands-on conservation work, helping us to give nature a home.

Story by Joanne Sharpe, Nature Returns magazine.