Meet Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad at Eden

Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad, stars of The Wildlife Trust’s Wind in the Willows trailer will be on display at the Eden Project for two weeks from Tuesday 30th July.

As well as the actual puppets used in the animation being on display, you can also watch the film, which has played in cinemas across the country and attracted millions of views on social media.

From Monday 5th August Cornwall Wildlife Trust will also be delivering daily wildlife talks and activities at the Eden Project showcasing the work they are delivering across Cornwall.

The two-minute film, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, features the voices of Stephen Fry and Alison Steadman and goes back to the glorious days of the riverbank before quickly moving on to the modern-day threats facing the beloved characters from Kenneth Grahame’s classic book. The voice-over from Sir David Attenborough ends with a message of hope:  “We’ve lost so much, but together we can bring it back”.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust through showing the film wants to create a mass movement of people calling for change. Cornwall, they say, is full of nature lovers and yet our wildlife and wild places are being lost at an alarming rate.  Across the UK 56% of species have been lost since 1980 and Cornwall is no exception.

Wind In The Willows Protest

Carolyn Cadman, Chief Executive of Cornwall Wildlife Trust says,

“Badger, Ratty, Mole, and Toad are in need of our help. Cornwall faces very real threats to our wildlife and wild places, threats including climate change, marine plastics, pesticides, and development. We want a Wilder Cornwall and a Wilder Future. Help us at the Trust bring our wildlife back”.

Dr. Jo Elworthy, Director of Interpretation at the Eden Project says,

“We’re delighted that the Wind in the Willows trailer and wonderful puppets are coming to Eden to take part in Earth Story, Eden’s summer programme. These colourful characters have a special place in all of our hearts and will help us spread the vital message to help bring wildlife back.  A series of fascinating talks from Cornwall Wildlife Trust will take place in the Core at the Eden Project every day between the 5th and 9th August – showing what we can all do to make a difference. A huge thank you to the Trust”.

To find out more and add your name in support of the Trust’s campaign for a Wilder Cornwall visit www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildercornwall