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 9am Saturday 11th February
and can be completed any time throughout the week until 3pm Sunday
19th February. Trail leaflets will be available for collection from
Ninesprings Cafe between 9am and 4pm weekdays and 9am and 3pm
weekends. £1 per sheet and drop the money into 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!
Countryside Ranger Kristy Davies said, "Ninesprings is the
perfect place for bird spotting, the mix of woodlands, meadows and
ponds allows for a great diversity of birdlife. We hope by
illustrating some of the more frequently seen birds for our younger
visitors, we might just be inspiring the next generation of
wildlife enthusiasts. You never know you may see some of the birds
in real life if you keep your eyes peeled!"
Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture
said, "Our Ninesprings trail events are well known now and are
really popular with families across the district. If you are
looking for something educational and fun to do this half term, pop
down and have a go at our events. The Ninesprings Centre has
toilets and a café and so you can make a real day out in our
fabulous Country Park."
Build a Bird Box workshops are also taking place on Tuesday 14
February between 10am - 12pm and Friday 17 February between 1pm -
3pm. Children need to be booked on the workshops in advance at a
cost of £10 and accompanied by an adult free of charge. Children
will be building and decorating their very own bird box to take
home, making bird feeders and joining in with some bird spotting in
the country park with a pair of binoculars each and an
identification sheet. You can book online at
or by calling 01935 462684.