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10/03/2016

A new plaque rubbing trail at Ferne Animal Sanctuary, provided by Bovis Homes, has just been launched and put to the test by pupils of Buckland St Mary C of E Primary School.

The accessible trail meanders throughout the Sanctuary from the grassed play area of the Gazebo, through the woodland with the Lily and Dragonfly ponds and past the play equipment area, finishing outside the café.

Jenny Wheadon, Head of External Funding for Ferne said, “The plaque rubbing trail at Ferne will be a welcome new addition to our many visiting families. It’s a lovely accessible walk in all weathers and will now also provide a great opportunity to create a memory of Ferne’s wildlife to take home. We are grateful to Bovis Homes for kindly providing these plaques and delighted that the students of Buckland St Mary had so much fun giving them a trial run.”

The engraved plaques were designed by local wildlife artist Patrick Moran and include pictures of a frog, toadstool, ferns, kingfisher, deer, oak and acorn.

The plaque rubbings were kindly provided by Bovis Homes as an added attraction to for the many visitors from the local community and beyond to enjoy whilst visiting Ferne…..