Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Merry Christmas

All the Keepers and staff at the British Wildlife Centre would just like to wish all our regular blog readers a very Merry Christmas!

At this quiet time of the year we are still very busy, with essential maintenance work, building new enclosures and just the extra work and time it takes to look after all our animals on the colder winter days. With this in mind, and with the predicted extra snow we are supposed to be getting, the "Head Keeper's Blog" is going to take a brief 2 week break from posting updates.

Please remember, we are next open to the general public from Monday the 27th of December - Monday the 3rd of January. Although often a very cold week, it is always a fun week to visit the Centre and a great way to walk of the Christmas dinner or just escape the family gatherings for a day! The new keeper talk schedule for this week is listed under the "Keeper Talks" at the top of this page.

Thank you for all your support this year, and look forward to seeing many of you over the next open period.

The Blog will be next updated very early in the new year, so be sure to check it out to keep up-to-date with all news from the BWC!

Friday, 10 December 2010

More snow photos

A slow week at the Centre while we are still just getting back to normal after the heavy snow fall. More snow predicted for a couple of weeks time too, they think it may be a white Christmas here...

Anyway, here are a few more photos of our animals in the snow to look at.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

BWC buried in Snow!

Went home on Tuesday, smattering of snow but not much, then when I got up on Wednesday I opened the door to go to work and had a foot of snow piled up against it! Since then it has increased to 18 inches, 2ft in some remoter parts of the reserve. I was going to post a few photos of the centre in the snow, but then thought you would much rather see animals in the snow so here you go...

Although pretty for some photos, the snow is a but of a nuisance for us here. Some of the keepers have been unable to make it in the last couple of days and the snow can cause a lot of damage with some of our enclosures. Luckily so far we seem to be all right.