From ocean-crossing birds to tiny butterflies, from trout to toads – many animals migrate to escape the cold, find food or reach their breeding grounds. But climate change and the changes people make to the landscape are making these journeys harder…

Animals on the Move brings together local artists, conservation organisations and scientific researchers to showcase the incredible journeys made by our migratory animals, the challenges human activities add to these migrations, and the things we can all do to help.

Showcasing amphibians, birds, butterflies and fish, the exhibition aims to open visitors’ eyes to the extraordinary distances some animals travel to reach us, as well as the mass migrations that happen every year right on our doorstep.

This multimedia exhibition offers something for everyone, including photographic displays, specially commissioned artworks, sound recordings, and interactive activities for all ages.

Come along to enjoy the artworks and learn more about our migratory species, plus discover ways to get involved with local conservation organisations and even quiz the scientists on their latest animal movement research!

Animals on the Move

Sat 18th – Sun 19th January 2020

Free Entry!

St. Swithun's Church Hall
Opening hours
Saturday 18th January 10:30 - 16:30
Sunday 19th January 11:30 - 16:30

  • Art Competition Deadline Approaching!

    December 14, 2019 by

    There’s just one week left to send in your entries for our Animals on the Move children’s art competition! Get creative drawing migratory animals or design your own ‘slow-down-for-migrating-toads’ road sign for the chance to win a goody bag including a book on animal migration, animal ID guides and art materials. If you can’t decide… Read more

  • Tell us More: What is a Toad Patrol?

    December 8, 2019 by

    Bagley Wood Toad Patrol is one of our Animals on the Move exhibition partners. If you’re thinking: I didn’t know toads migrate? Why do toads migrate? And what is a toad patrol anyway?? Then read on! Our Animals on the Move team has been chatting to Bagley Wood Toad Patrol Manager, Lisa Temple, to find… Read more

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