MANY people have watched - and fallen in love - with the much-loved classic movie Bambi, but how many have had the chance to see deer feeding in the wild?

Animal lovers have the opportunity to do just that on Saturday at a deer watch starting at 4pm at Wyre Forest Discovery Centre.

Participants, who are advised to wear warm, rustle-free clothing and bring binoculars along if possible, will be taken on a short drive to the wildlife observation hide in the Wyre Forest where they can watch for fallow deer.

Accompanied by a ranger, they will look across the forest lawn to see the shy animals - which usually hide from human gaze - feeding at dusk in their natural environment.

Education worker, Liz Bunney, said there were about 300 fallow deer in the forest and this was an opportunity to view them at the time of day they were most likely to be seen.

"They're very shy and will try and get away as soon as they see you, which is why you wait in the hide so they have no idea you're there," she said.

She added the annual event always proved popular and places were limited. "It's not booked up yet but it's on its way," she said.

Places, which are for adults only, must be booked in advance by calling the centre on 01299 266929.

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