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Celebrate National Nest Box Week with our Family Workshop at Creake Abbey.

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/02/2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Creake Abbey

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Did you know that 4 out of 5 barn owl pairs need next boxes to nest in due to loss of old barns and trees?
Did you know that 4 out of 5 barn owl pairs need next boxes to nest in due to loss of old barns and trees?

Family Nest Box Workshop

Drop in to the Big Barn at Creake Abbey, North Creake and meet the Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve team and:

  • Make your own nest box to take home*
  • Visit a wild barn owl roost and see their nest box. Maybe even find a pellet or two to take back to the workshop for dissection
  • Dissect a barn owl pellet to see what the owl has been eating for lunch
  • Join in with an owl walk as the sun sets and maybe see and hear real live wild owls!
  • Learn lots of exciting stuff about nesting owls, other birds and bats
  • Improve your owl identification skills
  • Find out about the eco-systems on which owls and birds of prey depend
  • Enjoy the wonderful habitat and walks around Creake Abbey

This is a great event for all the family, the kids can make blue tit boxes and take them home for dad to put up!

Drop in throughout the day. For more information please call Leanne Thomas at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve 01328 856 788 or Lin Murray 07881 657 944

Kestrel Club
Kestrels need nest boxes too!

There is a cafe at Creake Abbey if you want to stay for lunch but it is recommended that you book a table 01328 730 399

Making a barn owl box
Making a barn owl box

Free entry**

 

*While stocks last – if you would like to book a box kit to ensure there is one available please call Lin or Leanne above.

**However, there will be charges for some activities. To join in the nest box making work shop costs £5 and you get to keep the blue tit box for your own garden!

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Two tawny owlets in their Hawk and Owl Trust nest box home – picture by Andy Thompson

*Owl pellet dissection workshop is £2.