Excitement is mounting at Sewerby Hall and Gardens for the opening on Saturday, 7 May of the 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, featuring exceptional images capturing fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.
The exhibition will run until 17 July and will be accompanied by an exciting programme of events every weekend throughout its run, and events for younger visitors every Friday.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world's most astonishing and challenging sights for over 55 years.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens will be putting on a varied programme of events and activities at weekends throughout the exhibition. On the first weekend alone (7 and 8 May), outdoor Rusticus Adventures will look at Wacky Wildlife, the perfect photo opportunity with a wily woodpecker, a ditzy dragonfly or barmy badger.
There will also be Rusticus Stilt Walkabouts - mischievous Flamingo loves nothing more than to roam the gardens at Sewerby sharing titbits, raiding picnics and challenging visitors to stand on one leg!
On Sunday, 8 May, there will also be an activity in the zoo, making willow fruit kebabs, and Wildcats will use their special Wildcats frames or magnifying glass, helping visitors become a Sewerby photographer, capturing a snapshot of Sewerby wildlife..
For full details, visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk and follow Sewerby Hall on Facebook.