This February half term it is all about birds in Yeovil Country Park

Kingfisher on Yeovil SignThis February half term, South Somerset District Council’s Countryside Rangers have created a bird trail that will test your bird identification skills as you follow the self-led trail into the woods of Ninesprings.

At different points along the route you will have to look up high to find the hidden birds that the rangers have positioned up in the trees. Can you match the name of the bird to the clues on the trail sheet?

The trail will be up and running from 10am on Monday 15th February and can be completed any time throughout the week until 4pm on Friday 19thFebruary.  Pick up a trail leaflet from Ninesprings Café and leave a suggested minimum donation of 50p per sheet in the box provided. Once you have completed the trail, return to the cafe to find out the answers!  Don’t forget to bring a pencil!

Assistant Ranger Kristy Davies said, “Ninesprings and Southwoods are perfect places for bird spotting, the mix of woodlands, meadows and water allows for a great diversity of birdlife and we hope by illustrating some of the more frequently seen birds for our younger visitors we might just start that interest in wildlife. You never know you may see some of the birds in real life if you keep your eyes peeled, our Kingfishers are particularly active at the moment up and down the Ninesprings waterways”

Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said, “Our Ninesprings trail events are well known now and really popular with families across the district. So when you are searching for an activity to complete with the children this holiday term, pop down and have a go. The Ninesprings Centre has toilets and café and so you can make a real day out in our fabulous Country Park”.