Get your kids all set for an exciting morning of discovery at Bere Marsh Farm. We'll learn all about owls and how to dissect owl pellets, finding out what they had for their dinner!

At this very relaxed drop in event between 10am – 12.30pm, kids and their parents will take a short walk along the Dorset Trailway to CRT’s Barn Owl Barn to meet Nick Dobbs - CRT Community Engagement Manager and naturalist. Nick will share some interesting facts about UK owl species and give each child a barn owl pellet.

At our Threshing Barn, owl experts and CRT volunteers Karen Holliday and Alison Chopping will show everyone how to dissect an owl pellet using tweezers. Then it is over to the children to get hands on and try themselves on their own owl pellets, all with help from Karen, Alison and Nick. 

Useful fact sheets will be provided, and we will also label each child’s findings at the end for further analysis after the event. Some bones can look rather similar, and we find children often like confirmed exactly what they found, so Nick will email parents/guardians individually after the event to confirm what their children uncovered.

Throughout the event, our Buzz café will be open, where you can buy drinks and delicious home cooked treats.


Essential Information

  • This drop in event is free of charge. You can turn up on the day, but to guarantee your child's place we recommend booking their free place online (below) so we know you are coming.
  • Donations are welcome online or on the day to help support the conservation work of the CRT.
  • Suitable for children aged 7+. All children must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian.
  • Subject to weather, public parking in a specially designated and clearly signed field is available at Bere Marsh Farm.

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