Barn owl - Andy Rouse

Barn owl - Andy Rouse

Wild Skills: Wildlife Photography in Bourne reed beds

Location: Meet at car park, Bourne Park, Ipswich, IP2 8LT
Join Suffolk Wildlife Trust and award winning photographer, Kevin Sawford for our Teen Wild Skills, Wildlife Photography sessions.

Event details

Meeting point

Bourne Park entrance


6:00pm - 9:30pm
A static map of Wild Skills: Wildlife Photography in Bourne reed beds

About the event

As part of our 60th birthday celebrations, we will be going in search of one of the key species that Suffolk Wildlife Trust has been working hard to help over the past 60 years, the barn owl. Join us as day turns to dusk for our best chances to see barn owls hunting over Bourne Reed Beds, a stones throw away from Bourne Park in Ipswich. This location is close by to the Ipswich waterfront, where, if we have time, we will head towards to see if we can spot Ipswich's resident peregrine falcons before heading back. 

We invite young people to join us with their smart phones, tablets or cameras learning how to capture urban wildlife at its best building skills and gaining expert knowledge and tuition from Kevin throughout the session.

Important booking information:

To ensure social distancing and minimise overcrowding, there are a limited number of tickets available per session. This is so we can ensure that social distancing measures are easily complied with and to minimise the risk of overcrowding. 


In order to run activity sessions safely while the COVID-19 pandemic is still in effect, there are a number of restrictions put in place, which are in the best interests of our participants, staff and volunteers. We appreciate you following the guidelines we have set out.

More detailed information will be outlined in your confirmation email once you have booked onto the session, however, it is important that you read and agree to the following information before you book onto the session.

  • During the session you will be required to socially distance from other households at the Government recommended 2m. This includes households that you may know. It is your responsibility to be aware of yours and your child's proximity to others. 
  • All participants will be required to use sanitising hand gel on arrival. This will be provided by us and will be available for you to use at any additional points during the session, should you wish to. 
  • If you or a member of your household is showing ANY signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or you have been told by NHS Test and Trace to isolate, you must not attend the session.

All equipment used on the day will be cleaned after each session and each household will have their own set for the duration of that session. 

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Know before you go

What to bring

Please bring a smartphone, tablet or camera to use and take photos with during the session. We regret that we can not supply any photography equipment. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. 

Please note that due to the time that this event finishes, we ask that all participants are collected by an adult. Thank you.  

Contact us

Contact number: 01473 890089