Busy bird week!

Sisters Tegan and Sophie Cudmore had a great trip to DZG and helped us celebrate National Nest Box week.


The young bird lovers, from Blackheath, aged six and four respectively, pictured above, were just some of the hundreds of half term young visitors who added their colourful bird bunting to the display in the Discovery Centre.

web_dzg_tegan_6__sophie_4cudmore__2As well as colouring-in sheets, there was bird-themed crafts around the awareness week, (February 14 – 21) which aims to encourage bird lovers to add nest boxes into their garden for the breeding bird population and visitors could also get their face’s painted as their favourite animal. 

web_dzg_tegan_6__sophie_4cudmore__2Throughout the week, we’ve also been offering young twitchers the chance to win an adoption for Echo the barn owl and a selection of wild bird goodies by taking part in a bird survery about our wild feathered friends onsite.

And there’s still chance to enter as the competition doesn’t close until tomorrow.

Presenter Dorrie Hall, said: “It’s been great to welcome so many children into the Discovery Centre this week and we’ve had lots of entries for our adoption competition, but there’s still time to take part if you’re visiting this weekend.

“Young visitors need to pick up a survey sheet from the Discovery Centre and then keep their eyes peeled for wild birds as they walk around the site.

“Entries can be handed into the Safari Shop as they leave, but children need to answer a prize draw question about nesting boxes first.”

Don’t forget you can meet Echo in the daily Go Wild! Show at 2.15pm where you can learn how to help wild barn owls.

Pictured above: Elliot Coley, aged 6, from Birmingham, is transformed into a snake.