Antlers can weigh as much as 5 kg

After an introductory presention in the Cambrian Community Centre about Richmond Park’s famous deer population, Susanna Ramsey (of The Nature Collection) led our Discoverers families into the Park ‘on safari’. The children studied ant hills, learned about their importance to Park ecology, and in the life cycle of the Green Woodpecker – and how to recognise Woodpecker poo! Susanna also showed us where owls and kestrels can be seen, how owls are able to fly so silently – and much else. To cap it all, we even came across groups of red deer grazing peacefully!