(Above) 'Super Squirrel' front cover by Rachel Bright (Below) Rachel Bright in her studio by Rachel Bright
(Below) Red Squirrel on Brownsea Island by Stewart Canham
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is delighted to launch the new red squirrel membership campaign, complete with illustrations and words by Rachel Bright, creator of the multimillion- selling gift and card brand, ‘The Bright Side’
During the next two weeks, over 140,000 homes in Dorset will be receiving the visually striking and highly entertaining booklet, entitled ‘Dear Human’ complete with a picture of ‘super squirrel’, who explains the plight of red squirrels in Dorset, and how DWT has helped to ensure their survival on Brownsea Island. Watch the slideshow below.
'I feel lucky to live in such a diverse and stunning place' - Rachel
Rachel said: “I am just so delighted to be working with the amazing team at The Dorset Wildlife Trust. I feel so passionately about preserving the habitats of our beautiful county and so pleased that I can lend my artist’s hand to help. I feel lucky everyday to live in such a diverse and stunning place and we all have a responsibility to be part of keeping it that way. I look forward to being a small part of the enormous amount of work this charity does for us all for years to come.”
Membership is the only reliable source of income
DWT Marketing and Fundraising Director, Alastair Cook said: “Rachel’s stunning illustrations and engaging words are a unique opportunity for us to share the serious message that we need help to continue our conservation work in Dorset. Membership is the only reliable source of income we have. Without the valuable support of our members, we wouldn’t be able to manage habitats for threatened species such as red squirrels on Brownsea Island, or the Dartford Warbler on Upton heath in Poole.”
Brownsea Island, which is owned by the National Trust, is a haven for red squirrels and one of the very few places in southern England where they still survive. Dorset Wildlife Trust has leased and managed 101 ha (256 acres) of Brownsea Island as nature reserve for over 50 years.
Find out how to be a part of DWT
To find out how to be part of Dorset Wildlife Trust, click here.
Rachel's new 'Love Monster' book will be out soon!
Rachel is currently working on her newest book, the third adventure in the Love Monster collection, “Love Monster and the last chocolate” which is due to be launched on 27th March 2014. For more information about Rachel’s work, click here.
Watch the Super Squirrel slideshow below
Notes to Editor
Join Dorset Wildlife Trust for just £4 a month. For more information about joining please phone the membership team on 01305 264620.
For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.