CHILDREN had the chance to get closer than usual to some of Britain's native wildlife at an event in Falmouth.
The Princess Pavilion was the venue for a Go Wild day organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust's junior section Fox Club.
Children and adults alike were able to meet grass snakes, slow worms, toads, harvest mice, ferrets and a barn owl called Sly.
Wildlife rangers Gary and Alyson Zammit, from Feadon Farm at Gwel An Mor, also taught visitors about the creatures as well as displaying the art of falconry.
And youngsters' creative sides could come out, inspired by their animal experiences, with a drop-in art and craft session, making wild creatures from natural and recycled materials.
Fox Club co-ordinator Kirstie Francis said: "This was a brilliant opportunity for children to get close up to some of our local wildlife.
"Hopefully the experience will inspire them to want to know more and in the future they will take a keen interest in the amazing wildlife on their doorstep."
To become a member of Fox Club or join in any of the events visit the website www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/foxclub
Turn to page 3 for a story about celebrity sketches being auctioned for the trust.