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Wildlife information boards installed in Lichfield’s Beacon Park

Beacon Park’s wildlife has been put into focus by a new series of information boards.

Lichfield District Council has installed the three boards to give visitors the lowdown on some of the creatures which call the park home.

Ruth Witczak with the new Woodland Habitat board in Beacon Park

Ruth Witczak with the new Woodland Habitat board in Beacon Park

The first features photographs of the many of the invertebrates, mammals and birds that have been spotted in the woodland.

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 also 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.

Councillor Val Richards said: “We hope this beautiful series of information boards will help everyone to look closely at the woodland, and help them to discover more about nature and the wildlife it is home to.”

Historical interpretation boards will also be placed at entrances to Beacon Park later in the spring.

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