Artworks add a splash of colour on nature reserve

Thursday 9th August 2018

Alex Lister, Druridge Bay Living Landscapes Manager (front row, centre) with the Hauxley artists, photo Jenna Berry

A group of young people with disabilities from the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity has been getting arty at Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Hauxley nature reserve

As part of the ‘Can Do’ project, the youngsters produced a fabulous new mural, which is now on display on the wall of the wildlife charity’s award winning Wildlife Discovery Centre.

Inspired by visits to the reserve where they made bird feeders, took part in mini beast hunts and dissected owl pellets, the youngsters went on to produce several smaller mosaics, which have been located around the reserve.

With each mosaic displaying letters and clues, visitors will now be able to work out what species are being spelt out as they stroll around the reserve.

Speaking about the artwork around the reserve, Alex Lister, Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Druridge Bay Living Landscapes Manager said: “We are always pleased to see young people on our reserve and in our Wildlife Discovery Centre, so it was a delight to welcome the young people from the ‘Can Do’ project. Their artwork is wonderful, both on the wall in the centre and around the reserve, but don’t just take my word for it, come and see for yourself.”