In August we kicked off the school holidays with a weekend of activities to celebrate wildlife. Once again we invited Barn Owl Bill to bring along his menagerie of rescued owls including our very own snowy owl, Dunscar. Bill enthralled his audience with a talk on the owls and how they hunt and feed. Several customers took the opportunity to handle the owls and pose for photographs.
Over the weekend members of Southport and Formby Beekeeping Association brought along a demonstration hive and educated customers on beekeeping and the plight of the UK bee population. We also had a face painter on hand to entertain the children.
BBC Radio Lancashire were on hand to cover the weekend’s events and broadcast their Countryfile programme live from here on the Sunday. As usual our Plantarea manager, Dan Connor, was on hand to give plant advice on air.