Wild Life in the Red

Awesome artworks!

Turn your household rubbish into awesome wildlife artworks…

Wild Life in the Red

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Cardboard tube creations!

To complement our Wildlife in the Red exhibition, artist Darrell Wakeham has created 3D models of a bee, a great bustard, a sawfish and a wildflower meadow – from little more than cardboard tubes. Why not get the family involved – and see what cool creatures or fantastic flowers you can make?

You can follow the simple instructions below. Or see Darrell’s demonstration videos on our YouTube channel

See more of Darrell’s work on his website

Make a super-cool sawfish

Make a brilliant great bustard

Make a wonderful wildflower meadow

Sawfish are also called carpenter sharks...but they are rays, not sharks!

There’s also a species called a sawshark, but that’s, well, a shark!

What the heck is a lek?

Males great bustards perform spectacular courtship displays, gathering at a ‘lek’ or small display ground to try to impress the females.

Road Runner!

The great bustard has a dignified slow walk but tends to run when disturbed, rather than fly.

Belly Buster!

The hen-bird on display at The Salisbury Museum was one of the last great bustards to be eaten in the town!

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