As part of the Connection to Fauna project, local artists Nic Compton and Emanuel Arkeveld are busy creating sculptures of the ornate crevice dragon, a species of lizard found in granite outcrops throughout the Perth Hills.
The handcrafted interactive forms, which include a large wooden lizard, granite rocks and insects, will be placed into the children�s sandpit at Mundaring Community Sculpture Park to simulate the dragon�s environment.
�This project is a fantastic way to engage children with local fauna,� Shire of Mundaring President Helen Dullard said.
�The hand-crafted ornate crevice dragon and associated sculptures will allow children to climb, balance and dig for objects.�
Information about the dragon�s habits will be listed on entry signage and children will be invited to dig and discover its food in the form of a counting game. The sandpit will also contain eggs for them to climb.