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New Exhibition at Palace Green Library: WILD

(24 May 2019)

Wild: A celebration of the natural history of the British Isles is the new exhibition at Palace Green Library. Entry is free every day until October 6 and gives visitors the chance to learn about the varied habitats of the British Isles and see some of Britain's most elusive wild animals up close and personal.

From high peaks and valleys to meandering rivers and powerful seas this new exhibition explores how animals have adapted to live and thrive in the varied environments of the British Isles. As well as the chance to see species such as the red fox, red squirrel, barn owl and great crested newt up close, the gallery will be packed with family friendly games and activities, including a free gallery trail to complete.


The exhibition also includes 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 will also be 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.


The exhibition is accompanied by a varied events programme, with family activities taking place each weekend throughout the run of the exhibition, including making bird nests and animal puppets, as well as special nature spotting events. There will also be events programming aimed at adults, including talks from Durham University academics and the Durham Wildlife Trust on their research into British wildlife.