wildlife up close when Secret World opens its doors this weekend
World Rescue Centre near Burnham-On-Sea is holding a series of
special open days over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Visitors will be able to see resident foxes and badgers up close
during the event on Saturday August 24th, Sunday 25th and Bank
Also on show will be birds of prey including a kestrel, European
Tawny, Barn Owls and Bengal Eagle Owl close at hand.
Children are being encouraged to bring feathers and other 'natural
treasures' that they have found for identification.
Secret World founder Pauline Kidner told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Entertainment for youngsters will also include a 'Tracks
and Facts Tent' where they can try their skill at identifying
feathers and other wildlife items."
"There will be half-hourly talks taking place throughout
each day and a chance to feed foxes and meet some of the resident
animals cared for at the centre."
Opening hours will be 10am-4pm. Admittance will be free but donations
will be encouraged, as will tins of cat food to help feed Secret
World's growing family of orphaned hedgehogs, foxes and badgers
who get through more than 100 tins a day!
Hundreds of orphaned baby birds and wild animals from all over
the West Country will be received at the wildlife rescue centre
during the summer months.
Pictured: Foxes will be among the animals on show at the Secret
World open weekend later this month (Pic: Victoria Hillman)