Balsall Common, Solihull.
OS Grid ref: SP2378 7783
As projects go, this was relatively straight forward but required an urgent turn around.
The text was supplied and the design and layout style were already firmly established and displayed throughout the site by a series of boards detailing various habitats. This afforded me valuable time to concentrate solely on the vector illustration and meet the challenging deadline.
A series of two interpretation boards were commissioned by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust in September 2009, to provide the visitor with on-site identification guides. The first features sixteen birds most likely to be seen visiting the parks feeding station. The second illustrates eleven leaves from the native tree species featured in the park.
Lavender Hall Park local nature reserve became a public open space in 2000 and is owned and managed by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. It's 11.23 hectares features open grassland, ponds, hedgerows with mature oaks, recent broad leaved plantations, playground, skate park and football pitches.
Both boards have gone to press and are being manufactured by Shelley Signs Ltd. They are due to be installed very shortly.