Stonefield Garden Club meeting, on October 14th, was a real treat. The turnout was pretty good in spite of the dire weather forecast although, as frequently happens, reality was not nearly as bad.

Stonefield Garden Club members and a few visitors (always welcome) heard Chrissie Harper from the village’s ‘Chrissie’s Owls’ talk about her bird sanctuary charity. She brought with her two delightful animals.

A barn owl who flew silently across the room to collect her supper and swallow it whole and a Canadian Horned owl who sat gazing at us from his perch on Chrissie’s arm, occasionally showing us his huge wings and cooing gently into her ear.

Chrissie told us about her trips out at night to rescue owls and her method of rehabilitating them back into the wild.

All very interesting and if you want to learn more then look at