Biography: Throughout the year, members of Owlrescue visit country and agricultural fairs, societies, clubs, schools, fetes and similar events for the dual purpose of education and fund raising. They have a number of Education Birds which are handled by the public daily. They were delighted from the response they had last year with their new Exhibition Trailer, which incorporated their collection of display birds.
Conservation of the owl population is vital with high juvenile mortality rates, declining habitat, continue use of lethal chemical herbicides, deliberate and accidental poisoning, along with the road traffic casualties.
During the day, their knowledgeable helpers explain their activities and answer any questions, along with the opportunity to have “hands on experience” in holding one of the magnificent birds. The charity is one of the few which allow the Owls to be touched and handed, they run a scheme “hold an owl for a small donation” which has gone down very well with the public over the few years.