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Wildlife scenes go on display

PUBLISHED: 20:05 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 10:30 12 July 2010

Wide Skies and wildlife, a photographic exhibition celebrating the wildlife and landscapes of East Anglia by Dawn Monrose and Drew Mellowship, opens at Redgrave and Lopham Fen on Saturday and continues on Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday 26th, then Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June from 10am - 5pm.

Wide Skies and wildlife, a photographic exhibition celebrating the wildlife and landscapes of East Anglia by Dawn Monrose and Drew Mellowship, opens at Redgrave and Lopham Fen on Saturday and continues on Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday 26th, then Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June from 10am - 5pm.

Entry is by donation to Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

The show features over 30 images of East Anglia's landscape and wildlife bringing home the wildlife interest in the region.

Dawn Monrose describes how her camera has led her to a close encounter with brown hares. “Hares are such characters, one day they'll run from you if they see you a mile away, and the next, they're only too happy to sit right in front of you. On a recent trip, I was concentrating so hard on a pair of hares, hoping they might box, I failed to notice a hare sitting right next to me, just a few metres away. I saw a movement out of the corner of my eye, and when I turned to look, there he was, calmly sitting and staring at me! It is incredible to see these animals close up, they are so powerful and graceful, yet often very comical.”

Drew's landscape images connect the viewer with the environment. Drew sees the exhibition as “an opportunity to share with the public our local area and how beautiful and worthwhile it really is.”

Budding photographers are being urged to enter this year's Suffolk Wildlife Photographic Competition. This year's categories are Best East Anglian; Bird, Mammal, Reptile or Amphibian, Invertebrate, Plant or Fungi, and Landscape. Young photographers have their own category and entry to this is free. This year's closing date is Friday, July 18.

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