Did you know there is a wildlife paradise on the doorstep?
There is a woodland nature trail located at the Bridgehead business park.
Developed by Hull-based regeneration company, Wykeland Group, 50-acre Bridgehead is one of the UK’s greenest and most sustainable business parks, home to over 8,000 shrubs and hedgerows, 4,500 herbs and bulbs and more than 200 trees.
The wildlife paradise was planned and delivered with several partners, including Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT), which manages the woodland trail and preserves the existing habitat to encourage further local wildlife and maintain flora and fauna.
The 1km nature trail runs through mature woodland and is home to many different species of bird such as green woodpecker, blackcap and wren. It is also home to many insects and mammals such as deer and rabbits.
To involve the local community Wykeland teamed up with local schools to create the A Home for Nature project which uses public art to animate the forest pathway, with the artworks themselves providing beautiful and striking homes for birds, insects and small mammals.
On display among the birdboxes, insect hotels and mosaic eggs which populate the woodland walkway is one of the giant moth sculptures forming part of the Amy Johnson Festival’s Moth Trail. The trail consists of more than 50 giant moths in locations across Hull and East Yorkshire.
Complementing the moth sculpture at Bridgehead is a collection of ‘mini-moth’ sculptures created by pupils at Hessle High and nine ‘techno mini-moth’ sculptures which were created using found objects, including bicycle cogs and electrical components.