Posted: Tue 6th Apr 2021

Nature conversation charity calls on budding young artists to create artwork for Stryt Las country park for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

A nature conversation charity is calling on budding young artists in Wrexham to create artwork to be displayed at a local country park.

Wild Ground, a nature conservation charity which runs and manages nature reserves across North East Wales to protect wildlife and enhance habitats and eco-systems, has launched a project at Stryt Las near Johnstown.

The park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the presence of Great Crested Newts and other amphibians and is also a Special area of Conservation (SAC).

A recent project at the reserve has created a new secret garden with new ponds and Wild Ground are keen to involve local children by displaying new artwork on the new information board at the garden.

The charity is now calling on all young artists (12 years and under) to create some wonderful new artwork for the new information board.

Children are asked to draw one of the creatures that they may see when they visit Stryt Las.

The reserve is known for its amphibians so it will be great to have pictures of toads, frogs, newts or of the butterflies, birds and animals on the site.

Emma Ellis, Reserve Officer said, “we are calling for budding young artists to let their imaginations run wild and create a piece of art inspired by the creatures we find here at Stryt Las.

“We have extended the competition to run over the Easter holidays which will be an ideal time to come and enjoy nature at Stryt Las and get some inspiration.”

Entrants can share their artwork with on the Wild Ground Facebook page and by tagging artwork #wildaboutjohnstown, along with the artist’s name and age.

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