Introduction to Owl Pellet Analysis

Date/Time
Date(s) - 13 Jan 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Join us for this half day workshop gaining a better understanding of wildlife, via owl pellet analysis.

owl pellet analysisIdentifying small animal bones from owl pellets is a fascinating way to discover what owls are actually eating. It can also give us information about what kinds of small animals are in particular habitats – and is a great way to discover rarer species like the harvest mouse! The workshop is a short introduction and is intended to help participants separate and identify prey remains.

After arrival and refreshments the owl pellet analysis event will run in two parts; a short ‘classroom’ presentation followed by a practical workshop. All equipment and materials will be provided.

Knowledge level : beginner.
 
Accompanied children welcome (aged 8+)
 
Facilitators: Chloe Griffiths runs the Penparcau Community Forum Wildlife group near Aberystwyth, and Aline Denton is the Volunteer and Biodiversity Officer at Denmark Farm. They both lead wildlife workshops for community groups and volunteers, and can often be found dissecting owl pellets at their own kitchen tables!
 
Fee: £10 

Places are limited to twelve participants per event and must be booked in advance.

 
You may also be interested in other wildlife and conservation workshops at Denmark Farm including: Understanding British Mammals, Bird IdentificationPhase 1 Habitat Survey and Identifying Butterflies, Day-flying Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies please see our events calendar for more details.
 
If you’d like to make a weekend of it and stay at Denmark Farm, please enquire about availability in our self-contained Eco Lodge or Shared Dormitory
 

Bookings

Owl Pellet Workshop

£10.00


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