Broadcaster and historian John Grundy will be getting back to nature later this week as he officially opens the new wildlife area in Jesmond Dene.
He will open the Heritage Lottery funded Nature Area in the Dene on Thursday, 17 May at 4pm and will be joined by Newcastle City Council’s Cabinet Member for Quality of Life, Cllr Henri Murison.
The Nature Area has been created by the Volunteer Rangers as an educational and wildlife resource, and includes a meadow and extended pond which Rangers hope will attract newts and frogs.
There is are also a bird feeding area, bat boxes, newly planted trees and an outdoor classroom.
To celebrate the opening those invited by the Rangers will get the chance to visit the area at any time from 3 to 7 pm where they will get the opportunity to talk to those involved in the project.
Before the opening Cllr Murison said: “I would like to thank all the Volunteer Rangers who have all worked very hard in creating an area of the park which will be enjoyed by visitors from community and school groups. This lottery funded project will give people an excellent opportunity to learn more about the local wildlife and plants which can be found in our parks. I’m sure this new nature area will develop into a habitat which will attract new species to this part of our city.”
Page last updated: 16 May, 2012