Big Jubilee Bug Hunt
28 April 2012
Young people from throughout the Borough and beyond took part in a bug and beastie hunt at Whitehead Diamond Jubilee Wood on Saturday 28th April.
The event took place at Northern Ireland's only Diamond Jubilee Wood. At the Whitehead venue, the young wildlife enthusiasts took part in bug identifications and pond dipping with beetles, Small White butterfly and Water Boatmen being some of the insects identified.
Council spokesperson, Stephen Daye said "This event was a perfect opportunity to preview the Whitehead Diamond Jubilee Wood, which opens in June. The new 60 acre woodland has been created to celebrate the Queen's historic 2012 Diamond Jubilee. In the woodland we have planted 60,000 native trees, mostly oak and ash; and created a 1000sm pond and an extensive 2km path network to ensure visitors can view the extent of the site. In addition, a majestic Commonwealth tree-lined avenue has pride of place with 54 copper beech trees representing the 54 countries within the Commonwealth. We have also in place a new art structure designed by artist Kevin Killen and pupils from Whitehead Primary School."
At the Art Table - Sophia Yohanis, Corey Yohanis & Eden Adams
At the Pond - Arran Greer, Hollie Greer & Skye Greer
For further information please contact:
Stephen Daye, Parks & Countryside Development Officer
Telephone: 028 9335 8039