10 January 2006
Learn more about our feathered friends at a wildlife funday on Sunday 29th January at Festival Park Owl Sanctuary in Ebbw Vale, and participate in the RSPB’s Great Garden Bird watch.
The event starts at 12 noon and is open to everyone, but is especially aimed at families with youngsters aged 6-13 years. The event is completely free.
The event is being organised by the Blaenau Gwent Biodiversity Partnership, which includes Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and Festival Park Owl Sanctuary. Local bird enthusiasts Rodney Morris and Luke Phillips will lead the event.
You can learn how to identify the types of birds you could find in your own gardens during the winter months. There will be top tips from the experts on how to become a bird-watcher and how to make a bird box for your garden. Children can have lots of fun making fat balls to help wild birds survive the cold winter in our gardens when food is scarce. There will also be fun bird quizzes and competitions to test your identification skills.
If you can’t attend the event, you can still take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird watch. All you have to do is watch your garden or a local park for an hour on the 28th or 29th January and submit the results to the RSPB. Forms can be downloaded from www.rspb.org.uk. This will provide important data on the status of our wild birds in Britain.
To get to the Owl Sanctuary follow the signs for Festival Park Factory Shopping. The Owl Sanctuary is signposted from the car park at Festival Park. For more detailed directions see www.theowlsanctuary.co.uk.
For further information on this event please contact Deborah Beeson, the Biodiversity Project Officer on 01495 355702 or the Owl Sanctuary on 07977 843034.