Join our ever-popular annual Owl Prowl with Wild Owl expert Ian McGuire, in search of the favourit owl haunts in the Cemetery.
Picture the scene: A winter's brisk evening, fresh and perky, walking around the beautiful, serene 45 acre site, the scent of vanilla in the air from the Heliotrope flowers, western red cedars smelling of pineapple and your breath freezing in the air in the cold November air. Ian McGuire, from Wild Owl Educational Services, the owl conservationalist and photographer, will guide you around the site.
Learn fascinating facts about native owls as you prowl the cemetery, scour the skyline, listen for owl calls and practise your own "Twit-twooo's". If you're lucky you'll catch a glimpse of these graceful creatures flitting through the night.
A magical evening for adults and children.
Space on this popular event is limited and tickets sell quickly, so book yours now!
Please wear sensible footwear and warm waterproof clothing for this event and bring your own torch!
In the autumn, tawny owls advertise their presence in their territories by calling at dusk, sending a message to other owls to "keep away". It is this behaviour that we tap in to on the owl prowls as the group call to the cemetery's resident owls to encourage them to fly close to the group.
An owl sighting is virtually guaranteed!
Ian McGuire says "I will be giving an illustrated educational talk about all the British owls as we walk around the cemetery so visitors can understand the different species and conditions they face in their fight to survive".
Arnos Vale Trustee Mary Wood, who is also an ecologist with Avon Wildlife Trust, said: "Wildlife conservation is a high priority as we restroe Arnos Vale. The Owl Prowl gives people a chance to find out more about one of the most magnificent animals living in and around the cemetery".
Suitable for the whole family to enjoy! Children are more than welcome!
Sadly no dogs are allowed on the Owl Prowl.
HOW TO BOOK
Tickets are £7.00 per person. No concessions.
Tickets are available by following the Paypal link below - your tickets will be sent out to you by post. There is an additional charge of £1.00 to cover P&P.
Alternatively pop into our Booking Office inside the Gift Shop any day of the week between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm. The Gift Shop is located in the East Lodge building, to the left as you enter Arnos Vale through the main gates just off the Bath Road.
The Atrium Cafe in the Spielman Centre is now open everyday from 10am to 4pm.
The seasonal menu includes classic sandwiches on artisan bread, grilled paninis, homemade soup, ploughmans' lunch, charcuterie plates and sensational salads. Choose from tea, infusions, espresso, cappuccino, mocha, latte and a range of soft drinks including ginger beer, old fashioned lemonade, elderflower and dandelion and burdock. The cafe is licensed so you can enjoy a glass of wine or a local ale or west country cider with your lunch. Kids can enjoy small portions of anything from the menu and everyone can indulge in a slice of cake or a freshy baked treat. The cafe is operated by Whisk!, the Bristol catering company who look forward to welcoming you soon
Date: Friday, October 05, 2012
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