New wildlife viewing area created at Coastal Country Park

A NEW sculptured wildlife viewing area has been created on the coastal dune path at Wolla Bank by the Coastal Country Park and the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes Project.

The viewing area is made from green oak and incorporates cut out images of the wildlife that can be seen from it.

Manby Beaver Group spent an afternoon learning about the importance of the grazing marshes for wildlife and then worked with an artist to create designs which were incorporated into the viewing area.

It is located in a natural hollow in the dunes and overlooks Anderby Marsh which supports species such as barn owls, marsh harriers, kestrels, water voles, grass snakes, butterflies and damselflies.

Lincolnshire County Council’s executive member for economic development Coun Eddy Poll said: “The viewing area is a great spot to take in the landscape and appreciate the rich variety of wildlife that we have in this corner of Lincolnshire.”

Cllr Leyland of East Lindsey District Council added: “It’s fantastic to see the work these two projects are achieving. The Beaver group has been involved through working towards their Environmental Badge and are really excited about their designs being made into something they can visit for years to come.”

The viewing area has been funded the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) through the Coastal Action Zone LEADER Group, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Lincolnshire County Council, and is a joint project between the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes Project and Coastal Country Park.

The new car parking area and facility at Wolla Bank has also been supported with RDPE funding.