MEMBERS of the Fergushill Day Centre in Kilwinning have shown they are wild about wildlife as they achieve their Gold RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Wildlife Action Award.

The group of six, assisted by the Day Centre’s staff, has been undertaking a whole host of environmentally friendly tasks in their quest to learn about and help local wildlife.

This has seen them build a bat box, a home for toads and frogs and a ‘minibeast hotel’ for bugs and insects to live in. They also visited Lochwinnoch nature reserve to take part in bird watching to learn more about the bird species in the area.

The RSPB award scheme is all about finding out about nature and showing people how they can do practical things to help the wildlife in their area.

The group at Fergushill received their Bronze award only 18 months ago and since then have worked extremely hard to achieve their Silver and now Gold award status.