In the coming weeks Suffolk Wildlife Trust will embark on its most ambitious project to date - the creation of a giant new nature reserve and visitor centre at Carlton Marshes, which is located only a stone's throw from Lowestoft town centre. Heralded as the southern gateway to the Broads National Park, Carlton Marshes will offer year-round wild days out, opportunities to get closer to nature and a brand new community hub with wide views over the marshes.
The Trust is to kick the project off by bringing wild animals and birds typically seen at the reserve out on to the town's streets. While it would be rather impracticable to parade a bittern, marsh harrier or fen raft spider along the promenade, bringing these creatures to life, in giant form, on walls throughout the town does seem a fitting way to start and the Trust could think of nobody better to do this than wildlife street artist ATM. Through his artwork, ATM has been highlighting wildlife issues, often with a focus on species and habitat loss, in towns and cities across the world and has collaborated with The Wildlife Trusts on a number of occasions.