The Discovery center at Burrator reservoir celebrated it’s fourth Anniversary this weekend. South West Peregrine were there for the initial opening back in 2014 and were lucky to be involved again this year, with their annual fundraiser. As well as Letter-boxing, rope making,nest box building and a host of other outdoor craft and lifestyle activities, South West Peregrine were able to put on an informative display for the general public whilst having 3 of the team there to answer lots of questions about the local birds of prey and some of the field work that is carried out. There are numerous pairs within the National park boundaries, which are monitored as part of our annual Survey work. Children and Adults alike, as always enjoyed the interactive tools and video used in the display. The team will be back later in the year to give an evening talk at the Discovery Centre, spaces are limited so get in touch via their website to book yourself a spot
South West Peregrine will be at this years Royal Cornwall Show on the 5,6 and 7th of June.
This is the largest agricultural show in the South West, drawing in estimated crowds of up to 130,000 over the 3 days. We will be in the Cornish Heritage Pavillions on stand 775, where we will be talking to the public about the groups role in monitoring peregrines for the British Trust of Ornithology.
We are bringing an interactive display, which will engage all ages. Video clips as well as numerous artefacts and artwork will also be on display.
We are also promoting the Hawk and Owl Trust, whom we have made close connections over the past 12 months as well as Birders Against Wildlife Crime a new and very good web resource allowing you to understand these at times complex laws.
Let’s hope the weather is kind to all the exhibitors and public and we look forward to seeing you there, so please come and say hello to the team members.