Celebrate Cornwall’s wildlife with the Trust

The countdown has begun for our biggest annual event Wildlife Celebration, which showcases all the work we do to protect Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places.
Celebrate Cornwall’s wildlife with the Trust

Photo by Trebah Garden

The event, being held once again at Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth, takes place slightly earlier this year, on the 23rd and 24th of April. With the location now established, the Trust expects another big weekend with people travelling from around the county to enjoy the host of wildlife activities. The event is once again supported by South West Water and West Briton.

Readers of the Trust’s ‘Wild Cornwall’ magazine can use a free entry flyer from the Spring edition, otherwise the normal entry price is adults £9, seniors £8 and children £3. The gates open from 10.30am to 4.00pm. Car parking is free and the café will be open. 

All the annual attractions will be there. Visitors will be able to get up close to buzzards, hawks, owls, reptiles and bats, plus watching various wildlife demonstrations, as well as taking part in a variety of country craft activities, including creating wildlife homes.

The beautiful location, with its stunning spring flowering shrubs will be used to its fullest, with nature walks, and rockpool rambles will take in Trebah’s private beach. Fox Club, the Trust’s junior section will be running fun and creative activities for young wildlife lovers, whatever the weather.

“We are delighted to again play host to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and support such a worthy cause” says Trebah Garden’s Director Nigel Burnett

“This will be the third consecutive year we have partnered the Trust for their Weekend and we look forward to working with their team to welcome their members and supporters as well as our garden visitors so everyone can enjoy, learn and participate in the Trust’s work and activities.
If last year’s success is repeated, it looks set to be our busiest weekend of the year.”

The ever popular Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre will be bringing along some of their animals, including owls, hawkes, buzzards, mice and even snakes. The British Trust for Ornithology will be pointing out Trebah’s wild birds to visitors, while rescued Cornish bats will be there with the Cornwall Bat Group.

Celebrate Cornwall’s wildlife with the Trust

Staff and volunteers from Cornwall Wildlife Trust will be happy to explain about the Trust’s wildlife conservation work, including the nature reserves teams, Living Landscapes and Living Seas teams, the Environmental Records Centre and the Wildlife Information Service.

Alan Hyde, Head of Communications for South West Water says,

“We are delighted to support this fantastic two-day event in a stunning location. It’s a great opportunity to get people talking about how looking after water is a starting place for looking after wildlife and how looking after both is good for everyone.”

Mark Nicholson, Chairman of Trustees for Cornwall Wildlife Trust says,

"As well as being a very enjoyable event, our Wildlife Celebration is a brilliant way for you to meet our people and find out about the work we do. And if anything you see encourages you to help us in conserving wildlife, by becoming a volunteer or a member, that's even better."

Chris Betty, Communications Officer for Cornwall Wildlife Trust says,

“We are looking forward to another brilliant weekend at Trebah. The Wildlife Celebration is our way of sharing what the Trust does for Cornwall with the public and at the same time giving visitors a brilliant weekend out. We love Cornwall and we love its wildlife, and this event showcases exactly that!”

“We hope that many visitors will feel as inspired as we are by the wildlife in Cornwall and join us not only for a great day out, but also want to get involved in the Trust itself through volunteering, surveying, wildlife recording, or just through becoming members. We are very grateful for the continued support from our Wildlife Partners South West Water, Trebah Garden and the West Briton”.