Rock star appears at Bramingham Wood!
If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise! No, not a teddy bears picnic today, but in fact a long, colourful snake, which is currently weaving its way through Bramingham Wood, in Luton. During lockdown children from the local community hit on a brilliant idea to get people together (albeit in a socially-distanced way!). Constructed using painted stones set up in a line, ‘Colleen’ the colourful snake, is a bright and multi-coloured creation which stretches some way through the wood.
From the images you can see that the children came up with a variety of brilliant designs for their stones, including butterflies, flowers, hearts, patterns and watermelons! It’s not all been plain sailing for Colleen, during the August gales a small oak fell directly on top of her, but happily she’s been relocated just around the corner.
We are pleased to welcome visitors into our woodlands and glad that we can help people in some way during these difficult times. The relief and comfort that a walk in woodlands brings is invaluable and we hope that it will encourage people to appreciate and care for woods and trees into the future.
Amanda Brookes – Volunteer Development Officer (Central England)
Images by Stephen Reynolds and Tony Hickmott