Sunrise Trail - Start

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The Start
The Sunrise Trail is 1600 metres or exactly 1 mile long and takes you right around the 400,000 volt electricity substation. Don't worry, you will be quite safe as the electrical switches are behind another fence! Sunrise is the best trail on the reserve to discover land invertebrates and to see flowering plants, especially in the Summer. What time of year did we make the trail?

What is an Invertebrate?

Invertebrates are animals which do not have a backbone, we sometimes like to call them minibeasts. Invertebrates include all types of insects, spiders, centipedes and millipedes. These have a hard exoskeleton which is like a tough skin to protect them. Invertebrates also include slugs, snails and worms.


Sunrise Trail by Jo Anna Leech, Neil Morgan and Peter Banbury, August 1997
The virtual trail was constructed using photographs taken on the Children's University Environmental Education courses at CEEC.
Updated by EIS August 1998