The conservation of our natural heritage
At the centre there is an ever increasing diversity in flora an fauna to delight all ages.
The wild bird, animal and plant species to be found within the varied habitats of the centre include the familiar such as blue tits, rabbits and bluebells . . . but as the ecology of this habitat has strengthened we have seen more scarce species making an appearance.
The addition of nesting boxes, for instance, meant that Treecreepers, Wrens, Robins and wild Tawny Owls as well as pipistrelle bats have been recorded not to mention the resident blue, Great and importantly Coal and Marsh Tits.
In the plant world there have been literally hundreds of species recorded (a list of which you can find on our wildlife species page) and there has even been a survey conducted on moths found at the centre.
To find out more about exactly what you can expect to see at Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre apart from the birds of prey browse the links below.
ANCIENT WOODLAND at R.F.O.C.
ANCIENT WOODLANDS have not been artificially planted, they have developed naturally and continuously for 300-400 years or more.
The diverse eco-systems from these woods form an integral part of England's Heritage which are protected and regulated by law from the impact serious disturbance would leave on irreplaceable habitat.
If you have an appreciation of nature at its best, if you are open to experiencing the floor to canopy wonders that may be found for yourself ~ please join us.
RFOC offers the opportunity ~ we would argue ~ to take an unrivalled and enduring photographic record of your visit.