New wildlife education hut in Ipswich’s Christchurch Park

Joe Underwood outside the new wildlife education hut in Christchurch Park.

Joe Underwood outside the new wildlife education hut in Christchurch Park.

A new outdoor learning space in Ipswich’s Christchurch Park is set to improve knowledge of Suffolk’s wildlife.

Inside the new learning space in Christchurch Park.

Inside the new learning space in Christchurch Park.

The hut will be used as a bird hide with viewing hatches and feeders and will be available to schools and nature groups in the county.

It is the brainchild of Ipswich Borough Council’s Wildlife & Education Ranger Joe Underwood.

“It’s a good link between us and the community and we are here to teach people about wildlife,” Mr Underwood said.

The hut is based within the park’s orchard near the play area and will include a whiteboard where people can keep a note of rare breeds of animals they spot in their gardens and in the park.

Joe Underwood puts the finishing touches in the new wildlife hut.

Joe Underwood puts the finishing touches in the new wildlife hut.

It cost £5,000 to build, which was funded by the Friends of Christchurch Park and Papworth Trust charity.