The illustrations below were sent to John and Margaret Cooper (in response to their ‘An invitation to children and young people’ project invitation) by their friend Michelle O’Brien, who is Veterinary and Wildlife Health Officer at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire.

Michelle’s daughter Rowan (who has just turned eight years old) recently wrote a poem for school about an ocelot.

The Ocelot by Rowan Allen (age 8)

She also prepared and illustrated a piece looking at the differences between poisonous and venomous animals.

Rowan’s family are very keen on wildlife and recently were carrying out butterfly counts on communal area in their village that Michelle’s husband helps to manage.

We are grateful to Rowan for letting us show her work on FFON.