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Princess Opens Sculthorpe Education and Visitor Centre

HRH The Princess Royal officially opened the Hawk and Owl Trust’s new education and visitor centre at its Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve, near Fakenham, North Norfolk.

Among the guests there to greet her were two local children, one dressed as a marsh harrier – this special bird regularly breeds there – and the other a peregrine – the emblem of the Hawk and Owl Trust, Britain’s leading national charity dedicated to conserving wild birds of prey and their habitats.

Both children are members of the Trust’s after-school Kestrel Club for eight to 12-year-olds that meets regularly at the reserve.

Inside the centre the Princess saw displays introducing visitors to the birds of prey and other wildlife of Sculthorpe Moor, as well as its fascinating history. The reserve has many different habitats and, as the restoration work continues, an increasing number and variety of plants, birds and other animals.

Fylingdales Species List Grows

Harriers, Peregrine and Short-eared Owl Visit Reserve New species were spotted in 2007 over Fylingdales Moor, which the Trust is managing as a conservation area. They include harriers, peregrine and short-eared owl, as well as grasshopper warbler and greenshank. “We are deeply indebted to the volunteers who give their time and expertise in order that…Continue Reading