Yearly Archives: 2013

Hawk and Owl Trust Summer Draw Winners!

A huge thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and sent in additional donations, contributing to our Summer Draw.  We raised £4,300 and contributions like this go a long way towards continuing our conservation of wild birds of prey and their habitats along with related education and research. The winner received the following: 1st Prize of… Continue Reading

Planning Permission Secured for New Avalon Marshes Centre

The plans for a new Avalon Marshes Centre, to replace the existing facilities on the land adjoining the former Peat Moors Centre off Shapwick Road, Westhay, near Glastonbury, have recently been approved by Mendip District Council. Now the focus turns to raising the funding to enable the vision to become a reality. The planning application… Continue Reading

Hawk and Owl Trust ‘Baling for Biodiversity’ Project Receives Award for Habitat Restoration

The team from our Sculthorpe Moor Reserve, especially Neil Chadwick, Baling for Biodiversity Project Officer, are delighted to have been recognised for their habitat restoration work by the Norfolk Biodiversity Project.  This fledgling project is making great inroads on sites around Norfolk that have been crying out for attention.  Several of the sites are designated… Continue Reading

North Somerset and Bristol Group spread the word at the North Somerset Countryside Day

The North Somerset and Bristol Group attended the North Somerset Countryside Day on 10th July, organised by the North Somerset Agricultural Society. Approximately 2,300 enthusiastic and excited school children attended this event which is aimed at raising awareness of what goes on in the countryside, and more particularly, how their food is produced.  Each group… Continue Reading

The Hawk and Owl Trust are Very Sad to Announce the Death of Our Chairman Barbara Handley

Chairman Barbara Handley The Hawk and Owl Trust is sorry to announced the passing of our much admired and loved Chairman Barbara Handley. Barbara became involved in the protection of birds of prey in the early 70’s when she set up a red kite wardening scheme. Her passion and enthusiasm were legendary and she will… Continue Reading

Adopt a Box Celebrates 21 Years of Conserving Birds of Prey and Owls

Adopt a Box 21st Anniversary Competition! Adopt a Box is celebrating its 21st birthday this year. The scheme was founded by Colin Shawyer, developed by colleagues in the Hawk and Owl Trust and launched in October 1992 by Chris Packham, who is now the Trust’s president. By adopting a box, supporters contribute to the Trust’s… Continue Reading