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Whitehead woodland to become a woollen wonderland

By Linda Stewart

Published 26/04/2016

The theme for this year is hedgehogs as the grand opening falls during Hedgehog Awareness Week
The theme for this year is hedgehogs as the grand opening falls during Hedgehog Awareness Week

A Co Antrim woodland is to be draped in woollen wildlife as part of a creative project.

On May 7 Diamond Jubilee Woodland in Whitehead will feature a grand opening and free family fun day running from 1-4pm.

The wood will be transformed into a woollen wonderland featuring hundreds of woodland-themed knitted artworks which have been created by schools, community groups, craft groups and individuals from all over Northern Ireland.

The theme for this year is hedgehogs as the grand opening falls during Hedgehog Awareness Week.

A council spokesman said: "Our hedgehogs are in decline and one of the main reasons is loss of habitat. We'd like to celebrate the fact that Diamond Jubilee Wood is a haven for hedgehogs, as well as many other birds, insects, frogs and mammals."

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