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Next workday at Shapwick Moor

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be shown, by Simon Beard, our Education Officer, just how much progress been made on the reserve in the last few weeks.

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Brush clearing in preparation for new hide and pond

Recent works include two scrapes and a pond in front of our main hide and the hole for a small pond near the hide. We now have foundations for the badger sett hide and the main hide’s foundations are nearing completion – it is going to be a big hide!

We also have two new kestrel boxes (made by those lovely volunteers at our reserve at Sculthorpe Moor) and some raptor perches. Water management strategies, aimed at putting just the right amount of water in the right place at the right time,are evolving.

So – we have plenty of work for volunteers for our next volunteer day on Saturday the 25th. of January. Priorities will be laying the pond liner for the small pond, fixing some nest boxes near the main hide and burning brash.

Simon is keen to show everyone our recent progress so a tour will be included. Come along and be part of it. Grandparents can tell their grandchildren

“I helped make that pond” and grandchildren can tell their grandparents” I fixed that nest box!”

Meet at 10.00am in the Shapwick reserve car park. You can do just a couple of hours or bring a packed lunch. Tools provided.

For more information please call Simon on 07919 095 705

Shapwick Reserve Coming on Leaps and Bounds – Despite the Weather!

In the face of an atrocious weather forecast the work day on our reserve on the Somerset Levels, Shapwick Moor, on 5 January 2014 was postponed until Sunday 25 January 2014. However, in spite of the wet conditions there have still been lots of developments. Simon Beard, our Education and Outreach Officer (Reserve Development manager…Continue Reading

Electrician needed to help install peregrine nest camera on St John’s Church, Bath

Bath Urban Peregrine Project – Electrician/network cabling engineer urgently needed As part of the preparation for the 2014 breeding season, the Bath & West Wiltshire Group of The Hawk and Owl Trust are hoping to update the camera installation in the peregrine nest box on St John’s Church, in central Bath. It’s hoped that an…Continue Reading