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Capturing Cornwall’s wildlife in Charity Calendar now on sale for 2020

Stonechat by Ben Watkins Majestic local wildlife features in Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s annual charity calendar for 2020, now on sale, with thirteen stunning images of mammals, birds, marine life and more. The calendar is a reminder that it is not just the landscape which is beautiful in Cornwall but also the creatures which make it their home.

The photographs, some taken by Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s photographic group, and some chosen through a photography competition, showcase the incredible talent there is in Cornwall. February features a Barn Owl at Gribben Head by Ian McCarthy, esteemed cinematographer, whose Wild Cornwall film has been seen by over 2000 people.

Burnet moth by Ben Watkins Each month features a stunning shot of Cornish wildlife in its natural habitat, while also highlighting the ‘species of the month’ encouraging the public to get out and explore the local wildlife around Cornwall. The calendar also celebrates its Cornish roots with dates and months in Cornish, as well as Cornish celebrations throughout the year.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust ensures it continues to protect wildlife and wild places in Cornwall by only producing a calendar that is printed on sustainable and recyclable materials, including a biodegradable wrapping.

Isabella Hawkes, Community Fund Raising Officer said, “At only £6.50 a calendar, this beautiful representation of Cornwall’s wildlife is a brilliant addition to any household. Whether as a gift for family, friends or yourself, Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s annual calendar is a great way to show your support for a local charity.”

Wood mouse by David Chapman “As a charity, Cornwall Wildlife Trust has been sponsored by 13 local businesses: Avanti Gas, Classic Cottages, Aspects Holidays, The Olde House, Cornish Riviera TLC, Silverlake Design, Biffa, The Pirate Bus, Watson Marlow, St Eval Candle Company, PSP Insurance & Financial Solutions and Chelonia thus ensuring that all profits from the sale of the calendar go directly to protecting Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places for generations to come. We would like to thank all of the sponsors for their generosity.”

Calendars are available in retailers across Cornwall from April, as well as online and by telephone order. To purchase a Wild Cornwall Calendar for 2020 please contact Carolyn O’Hagan on (01872) 302233 or go online at www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/shop

Images:
January - Stonechat by Ben Watkins
February -Barn Owl at Gribben Head by Ian McCarthy
March - Rabbit in long grass by Jack Hicks
April - Spider Crab by Anita Sherwood
May - Oystercatchers in flight by David Spink
June - Six-spot Burnet moth by Ben Watkins
July - Beaver Kit at Woodland Valley Farm by Clare James
August - Blue Shark by Alastair Scarlett
September and front cover - Fox and Cub by Adrian Langdon
October – Wood mouse by David Chapman
November – Red Deer by Martin Yelland
December – Fieldfare by David Chapman
January 2021 - Cormorant by Darren Harris

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