Sculpture for nature site

Guides sculpture event
Guides sculpture event

Members of 1st Kimberley Guides (pictured) have helped design a new sculpture for a local nature reserve in Watnall.

The group visited the Watnall Spinney Nature Reserve as part of a workshop led by a professional artist to inspire the Guides to provide him with ideas for a tree sculpture.

Sculptor Peter Leadbeater will carve the design into a tree stump on the edge of the reserve as part of the Greenwood Community Forest’s campaign to encourage local people to use the woodland.

Peter said: “The Guides came up with some great ideas and designs, which I will work into the overall sculpture. The Spinney is full of wildlife and we had lots of inspiration from our walk around the woodland.”

The sculpture will be created in September as part of a fun event which will include bird box making, a bat walk and other environmental activities taking place.

It is hoped that local people will get together and form a friends’ group for the Spinney.

The Guides also got stuck in and helped with some light woodland management, following similar visits by Kimberley Scouts and Nuthall Senior Guides.