Hawk Conservancy Trust Winter Woodland Lights

UK bird of prey conservation charity the Hawk Conservancy Trust is bringing back its Winter Woodland Lights event for the second year running at its centre near Andover.

The wildlife charity’s unique nature-inspired spin on ever-popular winter light trails runs from 13 January for 17 nights.

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Taking visitors on an illuminating journey through the nocturnal life of British woodland, the Winter Woodland Lights experience follows a narrated trail through the seasons with fascinating insights to shine a light on the beauty, diversity and conservation issues facing this precious wildlife habitat before culminating in a stunning moonlit owl flying display.

Hawk Conservancy Trust Chief Executive Penny Smout said: “This is our second year of the Winter Woodland Lights so any returning visitors will notice a few new features and will be left in no doubt that our fantastic team has gone all out to create another eye-catching and thought-provoking spectacle.

“While many of the pre-Christmas light trails have the drama of stately architecture as their backdrop, we have the majesty of Mother Nature and the chance to enthuse people about our mission to conserve birds of prey and their habitats. A big part of our role is to educate our visitors about the conservation issues they are facing. This fundraising event will not only generate valuable funds that will go directly towards our vital conservation work, but will also inspire our visitors to help us conserve birds of prey and their habitats. We all need to do what we can to help them.”

Tickets for Winter Woodland Lights can be booked online at:www.hawk-conservancy.org or by telephone on 01264 773850.

The Hawk Conservancy Trust is dedicated to the research and conservation of birds of prey both in the UK and overseas and utilises income from its visitor centre to fund its work. Visitors can experience rare birds of prey up close, watch world-class flying displays in three completely different arenas or simply meander through 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow.