A nativity scene with a characteristic owl fly thrown near a nature reserve
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A nativity scene with a characteristic owl fly thrown near a nature reserve

The shed was abandoned on Arrowsmith Road, near the entrance to Canford Heath Nature Reserve.

Among the torn pieces of the shed are a box labeled “Sarah’s Precious Trinkets” and a green striped sheet.

Gary Sollis, who shared information about the flies on Facebook, said: “We work here for the council and it is the entry point to our site so it was not blocking our way as such, but it is a regular place to fly fly.

“The only reason I put it on Facebook is because I thought it was quite iconic and I absolutely hate fly-tipping.”

The shed can be identified by the owl decoration that appears to be on top of the shed.

Gary hoped someone would notice and help remove him from the site.

He said: “I just hope it’s so iconic that someone recognizes it.

“It may not have been the person who threw it away, but they paid a contractor or someone else to take it away and got rid of it illegally.

“I haven’t contacted the city authorities yet, but to be honest, they may know about it because they pass this road often. They know the site quite well, but I haven’t contacted them yet.

Gary said he first noticed the shed on June 3 and isn’t sure if it’s still there because he hasn’t visited the site since he first noticed it.

Canford Heath Nature Reserve is a designated SSSI area that is carefully managed to protect its wildlife.

Gary says Arrowsmith Road often turns upside down a few meters from the reserve.

A BCP Council spokesman said: “On June 4, we received a report of fly-tipping on Arrowsmith Road.

“Once the matter has been investigated by our enforcement team, the waste will be sent to our street scenes team for disposal.”