Congratulations on earning your Barnwell NATURE KEY
The NATURE Key looks like this talisman. You can collect a sticker with the NATURE Key talisman from the Barnwell Road Library.
To solve the final puzzle
Brilliant Barnwell Bits n Bobs!
Did you know…
The Community Orchard behind the Whitehill Road allotments (accessed from Whitehill Road) was set up in memory of Councillor Margaret Wright. It has a number of young fruit trees and an amazing ‘bug hotel’ built by volunteers from the Abbey and Barnwell area!
- Abbey People holds events for nature lovers and volunteers. Find out more at http://www.abbeypeople.org.uk.
- A ‘bug hotel’ is a great way to encourage garden ‘biodiversity’ – useful insects, plants and other creatures. Find out how to make one for your garden at http://www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk/things-to-do.aspx .
- Barnwell West Local Nature Reserve (accessed by a footpath off Galfrid Road and from Barnwell Road) provides a home alongside Coldham’s Brook for numerous birds including kingfishers and nightingales. Water voles have been spotted here too.
- Barnwell East Nature Reserve (off Barnwell Road, south of Barnwell Drive) was close to becoming a new area of housing and football pitches but this was prevented in 1992 when it was declared a Local Nature Reserve. The area is a habitat for spawning frogs and toads in the spring, grass snakes, and wild flowers including orchids.