THE WILDLIFE ART SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL – VISITS 2019
Enjoy sketching or photographing together, watching wildlife both wild and captive. This year the range is wider, and some visits have been arranged by Members – we hope that local members will support them.
COTSWOLD FALCONRY CENTRE, Batsford, Moreton in Marsh, Glos. GL56 9AD – Sunday 24th March. www.cotswold-falconry.co.uk
Over 60 species, with falcons, eagles, hawks, vultures, owls, kites, etc. Flying displays & aviaries. Adults £10, Seniors £7.50. No Dogs. Café next door with Arboretum.
RYTON POOLS & RYTON WOOD, Ryton Road, Coventry. CV8 3BG – Wednesday 24th April. www.countryparks.warwickshire.gov.uk
100 acres of walks around pools with waterfowl & other birds, & circular walk through ancient & beautiful wood – birds, bluebells, deer. Visitor Centre & Café. Dogs on leads. Free entry, car parking £3.50 per car.
LONDON WETLAND CENTRE, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT – Sunday 12th May. www.wwt.org.uk
Urban wetland centre with large pools, reedbeds, woodland, variety wild waterfowl & non-native wetland birds & Asian otters. Café, toilets & Visitor Centre. Adults £12.72, 10% discount online. Free to WWT members. Park on site, or Tube to Hammersmith & 10 mins bus. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SMALL BREEDS FARM PARK & OWL CENTRE, Kington, Hereford, HR5 3HF – Sunday 19th May. www.owlcentre.com
Friendly & welcoming, with one of the finest collections of owls in Europe, hand reared owlets, waterfowl, farm animals, poultry, pheasants, red squirrels in aviary. Tea room. Adults £9.00.
STANWICK LAKES SSSI, Stanwick, Northants. NN9 6GY – Wednesday 5th June. www.stanwicklakes.org.uk
750 acres of wetland of international importance. Wildfowl, reed beds, owls, moths, dragonflies, wildflower meadows, raptors, kingfisher, otter. Car Parking £2.60. Café. Dogs on leads.
CHESTER ZOO, Upton-by-Chester. CH2 1LH – Saturday 15th June. www.chesterzoo.org
21,000 animals in 125 acres, including sun bear, red panda, African painted dogs, cheetah, jaguar, elephant, orang-utan, lemurs, etc. Adults £24, online cheaper. Cafes. No Dogs Contact email@example.com
MARWELL ZOO, Thomson’s Lane, Colden Common, Winchester. SO21 1JH – Wednesday 10th July. www.marwell.org.uk
100’s of species in 140 acres, including amur tigers, snow & amur leopards, cheetah, giraffe, lemurs, rhino, penguins, etc. Talks & animal feeds. Cafes. No Dogs. Parking free. Adults £21.00 Giftaid, Seniors £18.50 Giftaid. Free road train.
THE LIVING RAINFOREST, Hampstead Norreys, Berks. RG18 0TN – Wednesday 24th July. www.livingrainforest.org
Unique indoor rainforest, with plants & animals – iguana, sloth, monkey, snakes, armadillo, frogs, toucan, ducks, curassow, orchids, bromeliads. Adults £11.50, Seniors £10.75. Café.
BANHAM ZOO, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk. NR16 2HE – Saturday 14th September. www.banhamzoo.co.uk
Unrivalled collection of Big Cats, maned wolf, primates, giraffe, zebra, lemur walk-through, birds of prey, flamingo, sealions, etc. Café. No Dogs. Adults £19.95, Seniors £17.95.
CHARLECOTE PARK NATIONAL TRUST, Wellesbourne, Warwick. CV35 9ER – Sunday 13th October. www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Park including Fallow Deer, riverside, birds, hares, ancient trees. Café, walks, bookshop. Adults £8.40, NT members free. Also entry to House £12.60 inclusive.
MARTIN MERE WILDFOWL & WETLANDS, Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancs. L40 0TA – Saturday 9thNovember www.wwt.org.uk
Marshland reserve with hundreds of wildfowl, with migratory birds – whooper swans, widgeon, pink-footed geese. No Dogs. Café. Adults £14, Seniors £11, free to WWT members.
We shall probably also have our usual Christmas Get-Together at Slimbridge – in December TBA.
Please let me or the arranging Member know beforehand if you plan to join any of the visits. Your mobile number in case of last-minute cancellations would be appreciated.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01455 553270
John Horton (general member contact) email@example.com
Sarais Crawshaw (visit and events organiser) firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie Briggs (Membership Secretary) email@example.com