We certainly picked a nice day for the official opening of the Bradgate Park/Cropston Reservoir interpretive boards. There was no actual ‘unveiling’ of the boards, as they’ve been in place for several weeks; it was mainly an opportunity to get photos of some of the people involved, both from LROS and the Bradgate Park Trust team, for various websites and a forthcoming press release.
Huge thanks are due to the Trust’s Land Agent, Peter Tyldesley (centre of pic above, immediately to my left), who has done so much to promote the wildlife of the park recently, and to the LROS sub-committee responsible for commissioning the boards: Jim & Sue Graham, Russell Parry (who was unable to attend), Peter Williams, Dave Gray and Ben Croxtall.
The boards have been very popular with visitors; Peter commented that ‘it’s rare that you see them without someone looking at them’, which is nice to hear! There are two pairs of bird identification boards at the inflow of the reservoir, and two more overlooking the feeding stations at the nearby Deer Barn Tearoom and the tearoom at the Newtown Linford car park.