Wildlife Walks & Talks take place at the Forestry Commission’s Leigh Woods. They are suitable for adults, students and older children with a keen interest in the natural world.
Owl Prowl with Ian McGuire
Friday 1st November 2019, 6.45pm (for prompt 7pm start) – 8.45pm
Getting out on an autumn night for a walk in the woods, listening to owls, is a magical experience! Come and learn about British owls with Ian McGuire, British owl specialist, photographer and film-maker, as he calls for tawny owls and through his iPad video presentations. If we’re really lucky, one might just fly into view too! Find out how amazing owls are and what they need to survive in the wild.
Although tawny owls are Britain’s most common owl, and many people know its toowhit, toowoo call, they are in a slow but steady decline, especially in the South West.
Despite that, Leigh Woods is perfect habitat for them and we know they are faring well there. Enjoy a hot drink at our Green Wood Barn at the end of the walk.
No captive owls are used at this event.
Adults £10, Students £8.50, Children (min 7 yrs) £7.50. Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £30. Book here!
“My 6 year old absolutely loved the Owl Prowl at Leigh Woods in January. So much so that when asked to do a presentation to his class he chose Owls (he could have chosen any topic). It was amazing how much he remembered from the talk. He wrote knowledgeably about lots of aspects but his favourite by far was owl pellets and how they are made. Typical little boy who loves icky things!” JD, Bristol
Booking details: Please use the links to Eventbrite above (small booking fee applies) or contact us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please note: These events are weather-dependent and for safety reasons we will not be able to continue in very heavy rain or high winds. Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather; boots and rain coats if there have been rain showers during the day. Even if it has been sunny during the day, it can get cool in the woods in the evening.
Disabled access: The paths are flat but uneven in places. Disabled toilet facilities are available.