Suffolk at The Norfolk

Last Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th June, the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary was represented at the Royal Norfolk Show.  (The second major "outshow" on this year's calendar - see our earlier blog from the Suffolk Show).

The largest two-day agricultural show in the country the Norfolk Show was granted the privilege of the Royal prefix in 1907 by Edward VII, the royal connection having started in 1872 while he was Prince of Wales and graciously accepted the presidency of the Norfolk Agricultural Association.

The weather was considerably kinder than it had been for the Suffolk Show and the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, together with another local chairty - the Raptor Trust - was able to spread the word about owl and bird of prey conservation to a wider and enthusiastic audience which included a huge number of children taking part in the Schools Trail.  Four flying demonstrations (two on each day) were also enjoyed by the crowds.

If you'd like to see us in action out and about then check out the events section on the website but we are next at the "Green Living Day" in Holywells Park, Ipswich on Saturday 14th July.