Our small plates menu will be unavailable in our Café Bar on  Sunday 19 and Tuesday 21 May. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Skip to main content

Nature Salon: Owl Be Seeing You!

Part of Nature Reconnect

This event has passed.

Chris Sperring has spent years studying the owls of the West Country – he is an owl whisperer who can call to the birds of the night. Join him and Mary Colwell, conservationist and author, for a fascinating discussion on all things owl.


Please note, the start time of this event has changed from 4pm to 3pm. Our Box Office team is in touch with any affected ticketholders.

Do owls live in Bristol? What species swoop around the outskirts of the city? How do they operate in darkness, and do artificial lights cause them problems? After the conversation there is the option to join Chris in Leigh Woods for a night-time Owl Prowl, ticketed separately.

Mary Colwell is an author, producer and campaigner for nature. She is the author of 4 books, including most recently The Gathering Place (Bloomsbury). In 2022 she was awarded the prestigious RSP Medal for her contribution to nature and conservation and she successfully spearheaded the campaign to introduce a GCSE in Natural History into the school curriculum.

Chris Sperring is a professional wildlife conservationist working for Hawk and Owl Trust. He also presents and broadcasts on TV and radio, lectures on a wide range of subjects, is a wildlife photographer, and writes articles for magazines and newspapers. In his spare time he studies and conserves even more wildlife, writes music as a guitarist for the environment/wildlife rock band Raptor, and always enjoys a good debate!