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North Somerset and Bristol Group spread the word at the North Somerset Countryside Day

Teaching school children about barn owls and other birds of prey

Teaching school children about barn owls and other birds of prey

The North Somerset and Bristol Group attended the North Somerset Countryside Day on 10th July, organised by the North Somerset Agricultural Society.

Approximately 2,300 enthusiastic and excited school children attended this event which is aimed at raising awareness of what goes on in the countryside, and more particularly, how their food is produced.  Each group was escorted round the activities by volunteer stewards, many of whom had farming connections themselves.  The activities meeting farm animals, working farm machinery, and learning about different processes such as milling and butter making. Other activities included traditional crafts, bee keeping, horse racing, ferrets, forestry and of course,  conservation organisations such as the Hawk and Owl Trust.  So much to see and do!

Chris Sperring our conservation officer for the South West brought his owl along and spoke to the children about the importance of habitat and nesting boxes.

In all, an exhausting but rewarding day.

2 Responses to North Somerset and Bristol Group spread the word at the North Somerset Countryside Day

  1. Philip Gradwell says:

    If possible can you contact Chris Sperring , he was going to survey the land at Bristol

    Road,leased by Portishead Town Football Club, to see if it is suitable for a nesting box.

    Unfortunately I have deleted his contact email address.

    Thank You,
    Phil Gradwell

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