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Wild: A Celebration of the Natural History of the British Isles

18 May 2019 - 6 October 2019

Dennyson Stoddart Gallery, Palace Green Library

From high peaks and valleys to meandering rivers and powerful seas – this exhibition showed how animals have adapted to live and thrive in the varied environments of the British Isles. Visitors had the opportunity to see some of Britain’s most elusive animals including the red fox, red squirrel, barn owl and great crested newt up close and personal in this family friendly exhibition. 

The gallery was packed with games and activities, including a free gallery trail to complete, and included some treasures from the Palace Green Library Special Collections including 19th Century Boys Own Annuals and hand-painted illustrations of British birds by ornithologist John Selby. 

There was also the chance to learn about the work of Durham Wildlife Trust, including taking part in their animal spotting programme Mammal Web, developed in collaboration with Durham University.

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