wildlife trail guide launches at Highbridge's Apex Park
brand new free wildlife trail guide for Apex Park in Highbridge
has been launched this week.
colourful leaflets have been produced by Sedgemoor District Council
to guide visitors of all ages around the park.
are being encouraged to see the park's beautiful and varied wildlife,
from Canadian Geese and Swans to Ducks, Gulls, Ragwort and a variety
of trees and leaves.
free trail leaflets can be collected from a choice of two starting
points; either swan start (next to the lake slipway)
or park start (next to the childrens play area).
either of these starting points, visitors are then encouraged
to use the map and images to identify the different leaves, birds
and plants found within the park, whilst learning interesting
facts along the way.
boxes, which have been funded by Sedgemoor District Council, have
been installed at both starting points.
spokesman Sam Taylor told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are thrilled
with the new guide and that pupils from Churchfield School came
along on Wednesday to help us launch the leaflet."
pupils took part in a seek and find route through
the park, led by our ecologist. As we discovered, Apex Park has
such a great variety of flora and fauna and we want to help all
of our visitors enjoy it whilst learning more about the local
environment and being physically active in the process."
are hoping those enjoying the guide will take along a pedometer
to track their steps and stop for a healthy picnic or enjoy a
rest at the new woodland seating area afterwards."
Churchfield School spokesperson added: "The children are
very excited about the new wildlife trail and have been looking
forward to finding out more about the animals and plants that
live in Apex Park."
are available at all times so visitors can enjoy the trail. The
leaflet can also be downloaded here.
All paved routes within the Green Flag award-winning park are
wheelchair and pushchair friendly.