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Feadon Farm


Last week we visited this amazing place with the home ed group...

Feadon Farm is a wildlife centre attached to a holiday park near Portreath in Cornwall.

They take care of the neighbouring woodland & it's inhabitants.
As well as lots of mainly British wildlife at the centre..

Sime wanted this farty photo on...

This is the inside of a hollow tree...

At the top of the woodland is quite a nice view.
As well as the centre's wild meadow...

Gary is the main guy & he likes inspecting dung...

And seeing what creatures are around.
Under this piece of tin was a vole in it's nest, but it ran before everyone took their photos...

Snails shelter from the sea breeze...

Back at the centre - Harris Hawks...

Hazel the Squirrel...

A Grass Snake...

Which took a liking to Sime...

A Field Mouse...

A Rat...

And the animals we were looking forward to seeing - Foxes...

Meadow is feeding & Copper is behind her...

And Todd was hiding...

Beautiful!

Lunchtime in rather nice surroundings...

Then we did some bird flying...

Sly - The Barn Owl...

Sweet Boy...

Chunk - The Eagle Owl...

A magnificent bird...

Who liked showing off...

Harry - The Harris Hawk...

Who also liked to impress...

Maggie - The Magpie...

Ferrets...

Lowen - The Reindeer


Alcou - The Tawny Owl...

The Goats...

And our other host for the day - Jack The Lurcher...

This is Jack & Copper when they were younger...


Have a good week!

Kay & Sime xx


Comments

Catherine said…
Gosh ~ you saw a lot of wonderful stuff! Except maybe the snails, snakes and rat....haha. But oh how fun to see all those beautiful owls and sweet little foxes. I am jealous. Very fun!
xo Catherine
Pattypan said…
Looks like a lovely place to visit.

Just to let you know that I have nominated you for an award. If you would like to visit my blog to collect the same.

Take care and enjoy

Pattypan

x
Anonymous said…
What a great place to visit. I love the reindeer - big surprise.
Catherine - I feel the same!

Pattypan - Thank you!

Mel - We were surprised too!

Kay :)
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Nettles

Our garden yesterday.
Tall Nettles TALL nettles cover up, as they have done These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough Long worn out, and the roller made of stone: Only the elm butt tops the nettles now.
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