Flock lands on Baring Square

Budding Ashburton artists are using colourful paint and corflute cut-outs to send locals an important conservation message.

“The flock”, a handmade series of fake native birds, landed in Baring Square West yesterday to caution locals about the native birds that could soon be nesting on the riverbed.

Around 100 cut-outs were decorated by weekly after-school group Art Addicts, with help from Edith Smith and Val Clemens from BRaid (Braided River Aid) and Forest and Bird.

The wrybills, black fronted terns, black-billed gulls, banded dotterels, pied stilts, black stilts and pied oyster-catchers were set out in . . .

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