Go wild about wildlife


Wildlife enthusiasts have been invited to learn about plants, animals and insects at a ‘Wild About Mid Sussex’ event.

The free wildlife exhibition, organised by the Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle group and Mid Sussex District Council, will take place at St John’s Park, Burgess Hill, on Saturday June 7.

There will be face painting for young children and many free gifts to collect.

There will also be the chance to handle exotic reptiles, come face to face with a swarm of bees and stroke a live bat.

Organisations that help to protect wildlife in Mid Sussex will be there to share their expertise. .

The Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle are a band of several hundred volunteers who work to protect the countryside around Burgess Hill.

Councillor Pru Moore, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Sustainability. said: “In Mid Sussex we are fortunate to be surrounded by such a wide variety of fascinating wildlife.

“It’s so easy to take it for granted but it’s vitally important that we understand what we have and take steps to conserve it for future generations.

“Wild About Mid Sussex is a fantastic and informative event that is packed with interesting displays and fun activities for all the family. It’s free to enter so I hope people come along to discover more about the wonderful wildlife that’s right on our doorstep.”

For more information visit www.bh-green-circle.org.uk or call 01444 477374.