New community wildlife space for Crystal Palace Park users

Capel Manor College has won a grant from Bromley Council’s Crystal Palace Park Community Projects Fund to create a new community wildlife space for South East London.
The project will bring to life an area of Crystal Palace Park that is currently inaccessible to park users and will act as an outdoor classroom for local residents and Capel students. The proposal was developed in partnership with Emily Harris, an outdoor learning and heritage education consultant.
The new educational wildlife space will be located just behind Crystal Palace Farm, delivering a beautiful new environment abundant with local wildlife and animal habitats: insect-rich wildflower meadow borders, a stag beetle loggery, a minibeast hotel, bat boxes, bird boxes and feeders.  Each key feature within the space will be interpreted with graphic panels.
“Capel students, staff and volunteers will develop and create the wildlife space we have designed to attract and support local wildlife” says Andrew Smith, Centre Manager for the Capel’s Crystal Palace Park College centre. “It will provide opportunities for local residents to learn about, explore and engage with nature found on their doorstep.”
The official opening of this tranquil spot for local people to relax and enjoy connecting with nature is scheduled for July 2016.
For further information about courses at Capel Manor College or the community wildlife space project call 020 8778 5572.
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