Discover the secret world of small mammals on free walk

Monday 20th March 2017

Nature lovers are being given a rare chance to find out what lives on a new nature reserve in Burton.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, are working with The Woodland Trust and the National Forest Company to create Branston Leas Woods, which is close to the River Trent.

A Small Mammal Identification Walk on the area will take place on the reserve on Sunday 16th April. The event is being held in conjunction with the Staffordshire Mammal Group.

Shaun Rimmer, from Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said: “This is a great opportunity for the whole family to have a look at the work taking place on Branston Leas.

“We are really excited to discover what small mammals live on the site. People really could see anything close up, from wood mice to bank voles. Staffordshire Mammal Group have a wealth of experience delivering these walks and will help walkers understand the complicated habitat requirements of some of our most common species. All the sightings will be recorded on a national database.”

Walkers should wear suitable outdoor clothes and wellies.

The walk takes place between 10am – 12pm. To attend the walk, meet at The Riverside Inn Riverside Dr, Branston, Burton upon Trent, DE14 3EP.

For more information, contact Shaun Rimmer at the Trust on 01889 880100 or email