Volunteers Create Amphibian Refuge
|Author: Donna Rockett, HDC||Published: 30th July 2012 13:32|
A volunteer group from the Youth Offending Service spent a morning helping to create a hibernaculum at Hinchingbrooke Country Park.
The team, from Cambridgeshire County Council's Huntingdon office, contacted staff at Hinchingbrooke Country Park to see if they could organise an environmental day where they could get involved with a project to support local wildlife.
The team arranged to spend the day creating a hibernaculum which involved digging out a patch of ground before filling it with old logs and finally covering it back over with earth.
Jim Milligan, a Countryside Services Ranger with Huntingdonshire District Council said: "The volunteers did a great job in creating this wildlife shelter, a habitat created to provide a place for some of our frogs, toads and newts to hibernate this winter. The recent rain made the digging much easier, and despite the muddy conditions everyone seemed to enjoy themselves."
(images supplied by HDC)