Ever wondered what an owl eats? Here’s your chance to find out by joining Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Detectives at Lower Moor Farm on Wednesday, 13 February.
The Trust’s team will be taking visitors on a nature walk to discover who is visiting their reserves and digging in to some owl pellets to discover what they’ve been munching on over winter.
The reserve is close to the Cotswold Wildlife Park between Swindon and Cirencester.
Anne Billinge, Education officer for the Trust, said “Parents are often stuck for ideas to keep the children occupied during half term, and that’s where we can help. Kids like nothing more than being outdoors, regardless of the weather and our activities are ideal for a great winter’s morning outside. We will have a real live bird of prey from Wings of Freedom, we’ll be dissecting the regurgitated pellets from owls to see what they eat and much more. And we’ll be doing it out on our Lower Moor Farm nature reserve. It’s a brilliant day for parents and children to learn more about our wildlife, get some fresh air, and just have family fun.”
Reserve officer, Ellie Jones, explained “One special part of the day will be a book reading by renowned children’s author, Eugenie Summerfield whose family lived at Lower Moor Farm many years ago. We are so pleased to welcome Eugenie back to her ancestral home and hope her visit is made all the more special by having lots of children around to read to. Her books are all about nature and really help children to develop a passion for the world around them so it’s a great addition to our day to have her with us.”
Ellie’s advice is “Dress up warm, grab your wellies and come and enjoy a spectacular morning with the Trust’s team as they investigate the wonders of Lower Moor Farm. Bring lunch along and stay on to explore this special reserve in its winter wonderland. Sure it may be cold, or wet, or even snowing, but that all adds to the adventure! “
Can’t get to Lower Moor Farm? Check out the Trust’s Wildlife Detectives at Langford Lakes near Salisbury on Friday 15 February for more fun and adventures!
Admission is £3.50, with children under 3 free. To book, please contact Pam on 01722, 790770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget your wellies!