International garden design company Fisher Tomlin have just revealed details of a new floating bird hide designed for a wildlife park in Normandy.
The unique idea aims to get bird watchers up close and personal with migratory birds on a series of wildfowl lakes at the park. Bird watchers can enter the hide at the bank and then gently float out into the lake without disturbing other wildlife to watch the birds.
Founding Director Andrew Fisher Tomlin said “This has been a bit of a departure from our usual work but a very logical one. We are increasingly involved with designing habitats for wildlife and in recent years have worked on a number of ecological projects including the new wetlands on the London 2012 Athlete’s Village. So designing opportunities for visitors to enjoy the benefits of wildlife habitats is a natural progression.”
Fisher Tomlin have previously designed wildlife houses including a bee hotel for ‘Beyond the hive’ that is now housed next to Smithfield Market in the City of London. The new bird hide will be built and launched in its new location in the near future.