We’ve Graffiti’d our own Hide!

Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve by Becca Vincent

Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve by Becca Vincent

Inside the new Curlew hide

Inside the new Curlew hide

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales have been working with local artist Lloyd the Graffiti and with pupils from Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi to paint the interior of their brand new Curlew hide at Teifi Marshes.

Following concerns that the new bird hide on the main cycle track from Cardigan to Cilgerran could suffer from vandalism in the form of graffiti, staff at the Welsh Wildlife Centre got in touch with local graffiti artist Lloyd.

Lloyd has worked all over south wales painting murals for a variety of sites from schools and hospitals to nightclubs and together they hatched a plan to get there before the vandals and cover the interior of the bird hide with wildlife themed graffiti.

Pupils from Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi came to help with the painting.  They donned white suits, gloves and masks and got stuck in with spray cans and painted a range of wetland wildlife onto the walls.

People and Wildlife Officer Nia Stephens said “We’re really pleased with the results of this project, the new hide looks fantastic and it’s been great to get local young people involved.”

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales are currently fundraising to run a similar project in the second new bird hide – Mallard hide.  If you would like to donate towards the project please pop in to the Welsh Wildlife Centre and speak to a member of staff.

New Curlew Hide at WWC