Owl and apple adventures with the RSPB at Fairhaven Lake

Monday 17 October 2016

This half term families are invited to the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre, at Fairhaven Lake to get spookily creative in preparation for Halloween.

On Sunday 30 October, between 10.30 am-3 pm, visitors can take part in a twist on pumpkin carving, with a Spooky Apple Head scavenger hunt, for only £1 per apple.

Claire Critchley, RSPB Learning and Visitor Officer said: "Our apple heads were really popular last year and we had some great creations with bright red eyes ready to scan for monsters and ears large enough to hear even the faintest footsteps. Why not bring your family team along and see what you can create. Apples are also popular with blackbirds, thrushes and even hedgehogs, so after Halloween, your apple head can then be put to good use in the garden to help feed your local wildlife!"

On Wednesday 2 November Owl Pellet Dissection is taking place at 2 pm. Using tweezers, families can pick apart the pellets to discover just what the owls have been munching on.

Claire added: "Kids can't help but love all things disgusting and what better way to satisfy this curiosity then dissecting regurgitated owl pellets. Not only does this reveal gruesome secrets about the life of an owl, it's also a fascinating insight into the bones of the local small mammals that the owls have been feeding on!"

The Owl Pellet Dissection is recommended for children over six and booking in advance is essential by phoning the Ribble Discovery Centre on 01253 796292 or email claire.critchley@rpsb.org.uk Further details on these events and more can be found at www.rspb.org.uk/ribblediscoverycentre

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