Dragons on way to park

One of the clay sculptures.
One of the clay sculptures.

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.