The Need4Feed scheme is a component of the educational facilities at Lower Moss Wood Educational Nature Reserve and Wildlife Hospital near Knutsford, providing schools, hospitals and other beneficiaries with an opportunity to be visited by British Birds of Prey and have a close up view of these beautiful birds, whilst collecting food for injured wildlife being treated in the Wildlife Hospital with no real financial outlay by the schools themselves.
Ian Daniells (Trustee) accompanies the owls and the set-up of the visit is very much dependant on the age groups of those involved. For younger preschool children Ian will attend with Shimba the Barn Owl and a special guest, Chocolate the Eagle Owl. The talk is very much reduced to allow the children a more close up experience with the stars of the show. There is plenty of time to allow teaching staff to photograph the birds with individual children.
Parents are very welcome to be part of the experience as the children do tend to be quite talkative afterwards regarding owl facts. The birds do not fly around as this can sometime create a negative experience. Ian will ask at the start if anyone is scared of birds fluttering as there is always a chance that the birds will get excited and flap their wings.
For primary and secondary schools or other organisations Ian will bring, along with Shimba, other British raptors and will include a more detailed 45 minute to 1 hour talk on raptors and owls with a PowerPoint presentation.
The talk is very much tailored to your requirements with minimal simple facts that can be easily seen during the visit.
Our Need4Feed visits are only available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and they start at either 10:30am or 2:00pm. We ask for donations of food for the 2000+ wild animals and birds that we treat and care for each year in the wildlife hospital and there is also a £15 fuel surcharge.
For further information and to discuss your needs please contact Ian directly.
Tel: 01606 593653 or 07833224991.