On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2019, Pensthorpe Natural Park in north Norfolk is playing host to the Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair, an event featuring guest speakers, demonstrations, walks and talks and book signings.
Nature and wildlife experts Simon King OBE, renowned for presenting work on Big Cat Diary, Springwatch and Autumnwatch, and The One Show wildlife reporter Mike Dilger have been confirmed for guest appearances at the event and will be appearing on both days.
Organisers hope to showcase why Norfolk is renowned as ‘the birdwatching capital of Britain’ and shine a light on the myriad of extraordinary species attracted to the area.
April and May are the peak times for spring bird migration so the weekend provides an opportunity for birders to visit and stay in the county right in the middle of the busy migratory period; a period that brings with it species such as pied flycatcher, redstart and dotterel as well as red backed shrike, wryneck and, perhaps most spectacular of all, bluethroat.
Pensthorpe Natural Park.
The event, sponsored by nature businesses Cley Spy, in Glandford, WILD Sounds & Books, in Salthouse and Norfolk Cottages, in Holt and Wells-next-the-Sea, will be a celebration of nature-spotting in Norfolk and will bring together experts in the fields of optic equipment, wildlife-inspired art and crafts, books and nature holidays.
Plus, Pensthorpe is renowned for its wildlife and birding credentials – the 700-acre nature reserve is a former host of BBC Springwatch, making it a naturally abundant location to host the Fair.
Look out for BBC Wildlife Magazine‘s stand at the Fair.
To find out more about the event and how to buy tickets, visit the Pensthorpe Natural Park website.
Terms and conditions
- Read our full terms and conditions before entering.
- The first four entries drawn at random after the closing date will win a pair of day tickets to the Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair.
- Only one entry per household.
- The competition is open to all residents of the UK, including the Channel Islands, aged 18 or over, except employees or contractors of Immediate Media, Pensthorpe Natural Park, and anyone connected with the promotion or their direct family members.
- Closing date for entries is 23.59 on Friday 5 April 2019.
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