Brilliant Bird event at the County Museum

bw Published Monday, 16th January 2017

Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle will be holding a bird themed event this Sunday (22 January), in conjunction with the RSPB.

In preparation for their national Big Garden Birdwatch at the end of the month the RSPB will be at the Museum this Sunday (11am-4pm) showing visitors how to identify different birds and giving ideas on how to encourage birds into their own gardens.

There will also be hands-on craft activities & games including a bird trail and bird quiz and a chance to use binoculars and telescopes to spot and identify birds. Children can also enjoy making an apple bird feeder and a bird 'blow dart' game to take home.  

The Big Garden Birdwatch is the world's largest wildlife survey. Participants are encouraged to spend one hour recording birds and wildlife seen in their garden or in a park or public place, between 28-30 January.

Last year over 500,000 people reported over 8 million birds, helping the RSPB to build a picture of garden wildlife across the UK.  More information, a recording form and pack are available from the RSPB's website.

Museum Events Officer Pippa Ashmore said: "It’s going to be great working with the RSPB to help families learn more about our feathered friends and to have some fun in the process!”

The event runs from 11am-4pm and all activities are included in the normal admission fee for the museum. Admission charges are adults £5, children/concessions £2.50 or a family ticket for £13.

For more information please call the museum on 01299 250416 or visit www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk