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Yearly Archives: 2013

Shapwick Moor Starts on First Hide

News from Shapwick Reserve The work party on 30th November enjoyed another lovely day on the reserve. Lots of clearing was done in the area around the site of the new hide, for which the foundation posts are already in situ. Some significant pollarding of willows near the hide had been done so there was…Continue Reading

Hawk and Owl Trust Joins Environmental Colleagues in Call for Government to Fulfil its Natural Environment Commitments

Prime Minister Must Do More For Nature Leading Environmental Group Warns: The Government is failing to deliver nearly a third of its natural environment commitments, despite huge public support for action for nature, environmental coalition group Wildlife and Countryside Link warn. The Government’s performance in protecting our environment has come under scrutiny in Nature Check 2013,1…Continue Reading

Artist Nick Derry Wins Roger Clarke Award with “Red Kites and Starlings’

Each year The Hawk and Owl Trust sponsors an award at the Society of Wildlife Artist’s exhibition in memory of harrier expert and great supporter of our work, Roger Clarke.  This year we were delighted to see Nick Derry receive the 2013 award from David Attenborough at the exhibition preview on 29 October at The…Continue Reading

East Midlands Group AGM

The East Midland Group AGM is scheduled for Sunday, 1 December. This will take place at their usual venue of the Anglian Birdwatching Centre and will feature a presentation by Tim Mackrill of the Rutland Osprey Project.The itinerary for the day is listed below. (Please note some of the later times are approximate and will…Continue Reading

Out of the Ashes of the Fylingdales Fire – Five Days That Shook the Moor

The five days from 17 – 21 September 2003 saw a huge fire devastate part of Fylingdales Moor on the North York Moors, stretching from the A171, where it is believed to have started due to a discarded cigarette, to near the coast at Ravenscar. In total 2.4 square kilometres of moorland and fragile peat…Continue Reading

Woodland Trust donate 450 young trees to Somerset Levels Nature reserve

The Hawk and Owl Trust are delighted to announce that our conservation colleagues The Woodland Trust, have very kindly donated 450 young trees to start off the extensive programme of habitat management that we have planned for the newest of our reserves – Shapwick Moor. A work party day has been planned for Sunday 10th…Continue Reading

South Gloucester Group Attends International Centre for Birds of Prey Event

The ICBP Falconry Weekend 31st Aug/1st Sept 2013 The South Gloucestershire Group of the Hawk and Owl Trust was pleased to attend for the 3rd year running the Falconry Weekend at the International Centre for Birds of Prey in Newent, Gloucestershire. The Centre is run by Hawk and Owl Trust trustee Jemima Parry-Jones and is…Continue Reading

Apprenticeship Positions Available at Avalon Marshes

        Avalon Marshes Environmental Conservation Apprenticeship x 2 (Avalon Marshes Landscape Partnership) Full-time 37.5 hours per week Starting salary: £148 per week (for the first 12 months, increasing thereafter in line with the National Minimum Wage) Passionate about nature? Want to kick-start a career in environmental conservation? The Somerset Wildlife Trust is…Continue Reading

Works Starts on Our Newest Reserve – Shapwick Moor

Shapwick Moor is not as quiet and peaceful as we generally know it, as, during the last few weeks, large lorries and diggers have occupied the main drove, resurfacing it with stone and constructing our new (much needed!) visitors car park. Although H&OT received planning permission for the works last Christmas, extremely wet winter conditions,…Continue Reading