Visitors to Risley Moss can experience a unique guided tour through the eyes of children thanks to new digital technology.

Rangers at the Birchwood reserve have worked with children from three primary schools, Gorse Covert, Locking Stumps and Birchwood Church of England, to digitally capture the children’s thoughts about the wildlife they have been studying.

Now visitors can be accompanied with these thoughts discussing a variety of wildlife such as woodpeckers, spiders and lizards by tapping their phone on the tag at the start of the trail.

Warrington Borough Council cabinet member for leisure and community, Cllr Tony Higgins said: “This is a great addition to the set of trails which have been such a great success since opening at the nature reserve last year.

“It’s about using new technology to enhance the experience of visitors and give them a new insight into the variety of wildlife around them.

“I’m delighted that the rangers have worked closely with school children on this fantastic educational project.

“And with plans being developed to capture even more stories from children in the future, I’m looking forward to this project going from strength to strength.”

Risley Moss has introduced new near field communication (NFC) technology to provide an exciting new way of exploring the reserve and discovering its hidden treasures.

The grant enabling the project was secured from the Tesco Bags of Helps scheme by The Mersey Forest Team, on behalf of Warrington Borough Council rangers.

You can collect trail sheets and maps from Risley Moss Visitor Centre.