New wild windows at The Look Out

Families visiting The Look Out Discovery Centre can enjoy 2 vibrant new window murals of heathland wildlife, after they were unveiled by council staff last Friday.

The stickers, which were created by local company Smart Signs, can be seen on the windows in the indoor science exhibition.

They feature images of 2 heathland birds, the woodlark and nightjar. These are rare birds that live at local sites, such as Caesar’s Camp in Crowthorne and Wildmoor Heath in Sandhurst.

Cllr John Harrison, Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and Public Protection, said:

If you’re visiting The Look Out, please take some time to look at these 2 fantastic new murals.

Each one is fun to look at and contains key facts about the woodlark and nightjar. There are also tips on how to protect heathland wildlife when visiting these spaces.

This includes sticking to paths and keeping dogs out of vegetation, particularly during the summer when birds are nesting on the ground.

We also advise our residents do this for their safety, as it reduces contact with vegetation, where ticks may be lurking. A bite from an infected tick can lead to Lyme disease."

To learn more about local heathland and the wildlife that lives there, visit the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership website.

Pictured in the image above: Cllr John Harrison, staff from The Look Out Discovery Centre (in green and pink), and Bracknell Forest Parks and Countryside ranger, Alex Veness (in light grey), showcasing one of the new window stickers.

Images provided by Stewart Turkington.