Within the park there are a various interesting habitats, such as areas of flat grass-land, sand dunes, slopes and natural streams to play in. The 4 acre site encourages children to explore, run about, make noise and it gives them freedom to play with natural materials such as water, sand, plants and stones. The park is a wild-life haven with a host of wild flowers, including orchids, forget-me-nots, marsh marigolds, and many other plant species, providing a habitat or home to a variety of birds, mammals and insects, including rabbits, bees and butterflies to name a few. Rabbits are a familiar sight around our park, and if you're very lucky you might just spot a black one. Unfortunately there are lots of rabbit holes so take care on uneven ground! Nature Trail Boards The park contains three beautifully illustrated Nature Trail Boards painted by artist Kate Watling that depict many of the animals, insects and birds that can be found on or near the park. Kate Watling is a retired lecturer in Arts & Crafts whose specialty is Lettering, Writing and Illuminating, including work for the Royal Family. Hidden in the original art work of each board are some fairies. Can you find them? GAIN regularly holds Green Gym Days where volunteers get fit by doing work outdoors on the environment to help with maintenance of the park. Visit our Facebook page for more information. We also hold regular Nature Days where youngsters (and those not so young) can learn more about local wild-life. Click on one of the covers below to view our Scavenger Hunt and Stream Scramble Leaflets. Walkway Working with the landowner, local crofters and school children from Lionel School GAIN has developed a walkway between the school (and Sports Centre) and the park.
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