Talk by Martin Ballam - Dorset Falconry Park

Wed 18th November 2020 at 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Talk by Martin Ballam from the Dorset Falconry Park Lewell

What a fantastic presentation this evening from, the charismatic, Martin Ballam of the Dorset Falconry Park (Lewell, Nr West Stafford) You can see his work on Facebook under "Extreme Falconry". His passion, which he shares with his family, is ecology and all types of wildlife conservation. However, his main focus is raptors and he has a wealth of experience gained over many years. Much of the information he shared was equally interesting and shocking. Taking us from the way different birds have an unwarranted reputation and are in fact "built for purpose", to his family's work with "Project Lugger" which looks to breed and release Lugger (or Lagger) Falcons back into the Wild. His young daughters can be seen, being interviewed, on ITV's This Morning Programme, talking about their role in the project (go to itv hub or the this morning app for information). We were all enthralled and vowed to visit the Park, as a Club activity, once Covid restrictions are lifted and the resource has reopened.