A day on the wild side

PUBLISHED: 17:18 04 April 2007 | UPDATED: 10:17 31 May 2010

James, five, and Daniel Fraser, three, admire a kestrel – Pic: Dick Harding

James, five, and Daniel Fraser, three, admire a kestrel - Pic: Dick Harding

STUFFED beasts and live amphibians filled the classrooms of the William Westley School in Whittlesford on Saturday for a village wildlife exhibition. Children attending the show were given an enjoyable start to their Easter holidays, learning about the di

STUFFED beasts and live amphibians filled the classrooms of the William Westley School in Whittlesford on Saturday for a village wildlife exhibition.

Children attending the show were given an enjoyable start to their Easter holidays, learning about the different species in the village.

Ashley Arbon, project manager of the Whittlesford Society Archive Project, said: "Peter Bircham was in charge of the extensive section on birds, including materials from the RSPB and models showing some of the popular birds seen in Whittlesford gardens and countryside, along with recordings of their birdsong."

Ian Webb spoke on fish, amphibians and reptiles including information on their eggs and larvae. He also showed the students a snakeskin and all records, maps and photographs of Whittlesford's newts.

Dave Seilley then talked about mammals while Paul Stebbings oversaw the invertebrates section.

The wildlife day was funded by the Local Heritage Initiative and organised by the

Whittlesford Society.

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