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RUGBY’S Natural History Society is marking its 50th anniversary with a special exhibition.

The society was set up in Rugby in 1961 by local people with a passion for the natural world.

Its members have been recording the borough’s changing local wildlife and ecosystems ever since.

From Tuesday until June 5, the society will mark the anniversary of its creation with a ‘Golden Fortnight’ exhibition at Floor One Gallery, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

The exhibition will include photographs, paintings, botanical samples, mounted animals and live mini beasts.

There will also be wildlife natural sound recordings, video recordings produced by the society’s members, plus a special guest speaker.

Members will exhibit on the theme of ‘Wildlife of Warwickshire and the Midlands’.

Tony Landless, vice-chairman of Rugby Natural History Society, said: “It’s going to a wonderful celebration and a great chance for the society to share its love and knowledge of the natural world with the wider community.

“So put the exhibition dates in your diaries now, and make sure you and your family come and see this unique local exhibition.”

Admission to the exhibition at the gallery in Little Elborow Street is free.

For further information about the group or the exhibition contact Tony Landless on (01788) 814747 or tony.landless@mail.com. Contact 533201 for gallery opening times.