Welcome to my site
Hi, my name is Bob Morley, former owner of The Owl Experience, Educational Experience Centre in Risley, Derbyshire. The Centre was started in 2005 at Dale Abbey, Derbyshire and in September 2007 we moved our operation to Lanes Garden Centre in Risley.
In November 2007 I became a Lantra Awards Assessor for the Beginning Falconry Award, the highest qualification in U.K. Falconry.
Prior to setting up the Owl Experience I was responsible for the Bird of Prey displays, Hawk Walks and Owl Displays at Center Parcs in Nottingham.
Today, I deliver educational owl flying demonstrations in schools for key stages 1,2,3 and 4, Nursing and Residential Homes, Scouts, Guides etc.
My talks are packed full of information and facts about these beautiful birds, and unlike other public speakers, I use live birds rather than photographs and slide shows.
Bird of prey displays in schools give children the opportunity to see these magnificent and unusual birds in action, flying as near as possible to how they would in the wild and fit nicely around books like ‘The Owl Babies’, ‘The Owl who was afraid of the dark’, ‘Wow said the Owl’ and ‘The Gruffalo’, as well as other leading titles. Other topics covered are ‘Night and Day’, ‘Light and Dark’, ‘Nocturnal Animals’, ‘Predators and Prey’ and ‘Animal Habitats’.
The opportunity to handle birds and learn valuable and interesting information about the birds and how they are trained and looked after.
I hold D.B.S. Checks, Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessment, and Animal Activities Licence, all available to download from the documents page.
Please check availability on the calendar below and fill in the form for a quote for a visit. Morning, afternoon or full day visits are available.
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