Children at Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Small ‘n’ Furry Easter holiday club had the chance to meet some six week old fox cubs.
They were brought into the trust’s headquarters in Woods Mill by Roger Musselle, who runs Roger’s Wildlife Rescue, based in Woodingdean, Brighton,
Kate Tiffin, Sussex Wildlife Trust outreach officer, said: “The children will remember this experience for the rest of their lives.”
Sussex Wildlife Trust run regular Holiday Clubs – all with a different theme – designed for children aged between 6 – 11 years. During the four hour session parents can leave their children under the supervision of the trust’s trained staff and volunteers to learn about the environment and wildlife through games, arts and crafts and other outdoor activities on the nature reserve.
Small ‘n’ Furry Holiday Club allows children to check small mammal traps for wood mice, shrews and voles and they will also learn the art of ‘invisibility’ using natural paints and camouflage.
Jess Price, Conservation Officer at Sussex Wildlife Trust runs WildCall, a wildlife information hotline talking calls from the public and dealing with all kinds of environmental and wildlife issues.
As the Trust is unable to take in or care for injured wildlife, telephone callers concerned about injured wildlife they have seen or found are passed details of organisations such as Roger’s Wildlife Rescue.