Lizard shelter buildingThe young people helped drag brash and logs to the ready-dug pits, filled with waste rubble, and then piled them up to make habitats for lizards to hibernate in during winter, and bask in the sun in Spring and Autumn.

The rangers have had a busy season dealing with the storm damage this winter, and this is a good way of using up waste wood while being kind to wildlife too.

It also helps young people gain valuable skills and knowledge in conservation, learn to work as a team, and contribute to improving the environment of the park.

It now remains for the rangers to catch the lizards and relocate them from Bader Close development site in Whitton . . .