Although the nesting season is over, now is the time to prepare for Spring 2015 and to think about encouraging wildlife into the new areas in Peterborough.The Mears Training Academy in Peterborough was asked to help by building bird boxes to encourage wildlife into recently refurbished communal areas in Cross Keys Homes. It is an ideal project for the winter and the bird boxes will be put up in the Spring ready for new residents to rear their families.Mears approached Frog Life to get involved with the project and worked with young people teaching them simple carpentry skills. Frog Life is an organisation who have delivered both regional and national projects focussing on conservation and protection. They work with young disadvantaged people providing them with opportunities which inspire them to take part in positive wildlife activities. Frog Lifewas shortlisted foranOctavia Hill Award 2014 in the category of Wild Organisation for its work in Peterborough.Tracey Wood, Mears Customer and Community Academy Manager, Peterborough said: “It has been a real pleasure working with Frog Life and teaching the young people carpentry skills. We hope they will be able to join at the academy throughout the winter and help us make a stock of boxes which will bring wonderful new wildlife to Peterborough.It will be amazing to see the bird boxes put up in the spring and to watch the chicks grow and eventually fledge.”For further information about Mears and Cross Keys Homes click here.