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City installs new interactive experiences at Eric Singleton

Posted on December 13, 2017

Spending time in the award winning Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary has now become even more fun for City of Bayswater residents with two new interactive experiences.

A frog wheel has just been installed that names all nine species of frogs that live in the Sanctuary and plays their 'frog calls' - it also shows a picture of what the frog looks like and tells you where you might be able to find it.

The frog wheel is part of an ongoing wetland interpretation the City will be implementing over the next two years to share its unique environmental features.

Insect Hotels have also been installed at the Sanctuary to help support biodiversity and encourage insect breeding.

The insect hotel was put together by volunteers from the local Men's Shed and aims to provide a home for insects to live and lay their eggs in.

"We have such a wonderfully biologically diverse public space in the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary teaming with insects, frogs, birds and all kinds of wildlife," Mayor Dan Bull said.

"This is part of the bigger picture for the City of Bayswater to make the Sanctuary more interactive for visitors and to encourage people to get to know the types of animals that live in this habitat.

"We want children and adults to go down and spin the frog wheel and seek out the insect hotel to see a snapshot of insects that live in the wetland.

"This is all about supporting biodiversity in the wetlands and engaging with the community to educate them on how many species there are at Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary."

The frog wheel can be found along the limestone path in the Sanctuary and the three Insect Hotels, which could be mistaken for art sculptures can be found at the entrance to the Sanctuary, the end of the pathway and near the new shelter and seats.




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