March 12, 2015
New wildlife trail guide launches at Highbridge's Apex Park

A brand new free wildlife trail guide for Apex Park in Highbridge has been launched this week.

The colourful leaflets have been produced by Sedgemoor District Council to guide visitors of all ages around the park.

Visitors 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.

The 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 children’s play area).

From 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.

Leaflet boxes, which have been funded by Sedgemoor District Council, have been installed at both starting points.

Council spokesman Sam Taylor told "We are thrilled with the new guide and that pupils from Churchfield School came along on Wednesday to help us launch the leaflet."

"The 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."

"We 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."

A 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."

Leaflets 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.

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