by Serena Pettigrew Jolly
Cornwall Wildlife Trust has been donated a spectacular ‘golden’ camera nest box from Redruth-based business supporter Handykam
The generous gift was presented to the Trust at their recent Living Seas Ball in Falmouth, which the business sponsored.
TV Presenter and Naturalist Nick Baker made the presentation of the box to the Trust’s President Jan Pentreath and Chairman Howard Curnow with Mike Nash, Company Director.
Their new shaped bird box has been designed to house all native songbirds, from blue tits to robins.
It is made from locally and sustainably sourced cedar wood, created at Handykam’s warehouse in Hayle.
As well as the bespoke golden casing with engraving, the box also included state-of-the-camera technology to capture inspiring wildlife images.
Cornwall Wildlife Trust President Professor Jan Pentreath said: “We are absolutely delighted with this handsome gift.
It is essential that our own work makes use of the very latest technology, and we are very proud to be honoured in this way by a Cornish firm that is at the leading edge of the very technology that we need.
“We look forward to some spectacular visual and audio recordings in the very near future”
Trust Chairman Howard Curnow added: “Cornwall Wildlife Trust has been interacting with the wildlife of Cornwall for 50 years.
“Now, with the benefit of this generous gift from our Business Supporter Handykam, we are looking forward to a new phase in our history when we will enable the general public, our many members and the 2000+ members of Fox Club (our junior branch) to similarly become engaged with our fabulous wildlife.
“Thank you Mike!”
The Trust plans on using the nest camera box in their Five Acres Nature Reserve, near Truro, with the video feed on their website.
Handykam MD Mike Nash said: “We are proud Business Members of Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
“We wanted to thank the Trust for their 50 years of hard work, conserving our wildlife.
“We felt there is no better way to do so than donating a bespoke gold camera bird box.”
The Trust runs a successful Business Supporter Scheme, which currently has just under 100 Business Members.
Mike Nash of Handykam with Cornwall Wildlife Trust Chairman Howard Curnow and President Jan Pentreath, photo by Handykam.com
Product photos from handykam.com
Did you know?
Cornwall Wildlife Trust has been protecting Cornwall’s wildlife, both on land and in our seas since 1962. It will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2012, visit www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/anniversary for details.
It is the county’s leading wildlife conservation charity, with 14,000 members including 2,500 junior members and 90 Business Supporters.
The charity manages 55 nature reserves all over the county, including a range of habitats such as woodlands, meadows, wetlands and heaths.
The Trust runs a number of marine and terrestrial based conservation projects.
The Trust hosts the Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (ERCCIS).
The Trust relies on charitable donations, grants and the generous support of its members and the general public to raise more than £2.2 million every year. Money raised is spent on wildlife conservation and education in Cornwall, for present and future generations.
The Trust is one of 47 in the UK. Together, they make up the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.
Cornwall Wildlife Trust has Local and Specialist Groups based around the county. All play an important role in the Trust’s work and are always looking for more volunteers.
Handykam.com is a leading producer of cameras for various wildlife and commercial applications. The uniquely Cornish operation were dreamed up over a cup of tea by MD Mike Nash ten years ago, and now turn over six figures. They’re one of the leading specialist camera companies in the world, manufacturing and sell a huge range of high quality, low cost, camera and wildlife related products.