About the owl Athena is named after the Roman Goddess Minerva's Greek counterpart, the Goddess Athena, who also had a Little Owl as her symbol of wisdom. Our Athena is a painted collage of all of our owls at The Owlery, beautifully decorated by the 18 year old deputy centre director and artist-in-residence Naomi Johns
About the sponsor A Bird of Prey Rescue and rehabilitation charity.
About the artist Naomi is an 18-year-old local artist, specialising in drawings and paintings of birds of prey. “As this project was my first-time painting on a 3D object, it was both challenging and good fun to depict our real owls on the owlet. I’m looking forward to Athena being on the trail.”
Where? West of England Falconry, The Grain Store, Newton St. Loe, Bath, BA2 9BT. 7 days 10am to 4pm. Parking. Also enjoy Owl encounter, Hawk walk and other bird of prey experiences (including art and photography sessions, birthday parties and other children’s groups) by appointment (see www.westofenglandfalconry.org.uk). In the village there is a children’s playground, Newton Farm Shop and Café an 11th century church and countryside walks.