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Doing Our Part For the Future Sensory Trail

By October 2, 2019 May 1st, 2020 No Comments

When a new accessible, multisensory trail opens in Paris Lions Park it will include birdhouses built by people at Sensity.

The tap, tap, tap of hammers echoed in the multipurpose room on building day this week.

Nicholas placed his chin and his ear on the table to feel the vibrations from the hammer striking the nail, as he worked with intervenor Amanda.

County of Brant supplied 25 birdhouse building kits.

Activity coordinator Jay played videos showing how to build the birdhouses, which came in precut pieces and with nail holes pre-drilled. There were three models from which to choose: treehouse, suburban and cathedral.

Jay assembled one of the birdhouses ahead of time. He admitted making a small mistake.

“It shows you need to be careful,” he said, suggesting to lay out all the pieces first before hammering any nails or applying glue.

After completing their birdhouses during the activity time the participants took them home with them to paint and decorate before returning them by Oct. 8

Jay also showed photos and a short video of multi-sensory features already installed on the trail, located in the north end of Lions Park beyond the new baseball fields.
The birdhouses will be attached to trees in a wooded part of the trail.

An activity to install the birdhouses is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 22, organized jointly with the County of Brant and Jay.
Meantime, Sensity Walking Club will visit the new trail on Monday, Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m.