Woodland boards unveiled at Beacon Park
19th April 2012
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Check out the new Woodland Boards at Beacon Park

The first is a woodland habitat board that features photographs of the many of the invertebrates, mammals and birds that have been spotted in the woodland. It also includes interesting facts about animals, such as: ‘Owls can’t move their eyeballs, but can turn their necks up to 270 degrees’.

The second is a sensory board with carvings of plants, leaves, wildflowers, and animal footprints that can be used for crayon rubbings. It also has sliding photograph tiles of insects so children can test their mini-beast identification skills. 

The third board is next to the pond dipping platform along the woodland path. It features an illustrated underwater scene, as well as images and a description of the animals that might be found in the water. It has a stand for trays that can be hired from the park’s Ranger Station next to the crazy golf course. The trays are to collect pond life specimens in so they can be matched to the images of animals on the board. Nets are also available to buy from the Ranger Station.

Historical interpretation boards will also be placed at entrances to Beacon Park later in the spring.  The woodland boards and historical interpretation boards are part of the Lichfield Historic Parks Project, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, as part of their Parks for People programme.

With prices starting from £15 for an hour, the sessions can be booked by calling Ruth Witczak on 01543 308869 or emailing ruth.witczak@lichfielddc.gov.uk.

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