Multiple times on various occasions, we have emphasized that environmental protection is a highly important value for us. While producing wooden furniture, we never forget about the ecological responsibility of our business. This responsibility is reflected not only in our use of certified raw materials and their local sourcing to reduce the carbon footprint but also extends to taking care of our local birds by manufacturing and placing nesting boxes in the area. These boxes are made from plywood waste, a material we use in the production of wooden furniture. The initiative included workshops in preschools, which we co-organized with the invaluable help of ornithologists Małgorzata Bagińska and Urban Bagiński. The effort was not in vain – our nesting boxes became home to the birds!
In the boxes we produced at our facility in Kołczygłowy, primarily blue tits have found their homes. Blue tits are a popular bird species in Poland, inhabiting forests, parks, and gardens. They are under strict protection and readily occupy nesting boxes. They form monogamous pairs and can raise up to two broods in a single breeding season. Blue tits are not only beautiful and interestingly colored birds but also fascinating in their behavior. Their chicks are highly voracious. During the three-week period after hatching, both the mother and father feed them hundreds of times. An adult blue tit can consume food equivalent to its own weight in one day. In winter, they spend nearly 75% of the day foraging.
It's essential to know that autumn is the most appropriate time for cleaning nesting boxes. The period allowed for cleaning is regulated by the Regulation of the Minister of Environment of 28 September 2004 concerning the species of wild animals under protection. Nesting boxes can be cleaned between October 16th and the end of February. The remaining part of the year is a protective period during which no actions should be taken within the bird habitats. Cleaning removes any potential parasites from the boxes and prevents an excessive buildup of nesting materials brought in by the birds. Too many layers from successive seasons could lead to insufficient space inside the box.