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Lichfield animals in the spotlight at city event

mammal-tracking-shrewPeople are being given the chance to get up close and personal with different animals at an event in the city.

The Mammal Trapping event at Christian Fields takes place on August 4 from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm.

Organised by Lichfield District Council’s Countryside Team, in partnership with Staffordshire Mammal Group, the informative walks will introduce everyone to the different types of mammals that live at the Lichfield site – soon to be declared the district’s first Local Nature Reserve.

Justine Lloyd, Lichfield District Council’s Countryside Officer, said:

“Mammals, such as voles, wood mice and shrews, are elusive creatures that find lots of inventive ways to hide from predators and prying eyes. Quite often the only clue to a mammal’s whereabouts is its tracks. So, come along on one of these walks and we will help you to identify and follow these tracks.

“You will also get the chance to take a closer look at some of these creatures in the mammal traps – before we release them back in to the wild. If you do join us, remember to wear sturdy footwear and sensible outdoor clothing.”

The walk and talk costs £2 and will meet at Christian Fields top car park. To book your place, contact Lichfield District Council’s Countryside Team on 01543 308183 or email

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