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Hawk and Owl Trust Members Weekend 2014

Sneaton Castle Centre Whitby, North Yorkshire | 4 – 5 October 2014

The Hawk and Owl Trust team at Fylingdales Moor are looking forward to welcoming you to our 6,800 acres Conservation Moor, part of the beautiful North York Moors, for the 2014 Members’ Weekend.

We’re managing this very special habitat for wildlife including key species such as merlin, hen harrier and lapwing, not to mention red grouse.

We also work to conserve the archeological history that is present and to manage the moor for water retention, which aids biodiversity and flood alleviation in the lowlands.

We’ve got a lot to show you!

Click on the Programme & Booking form below to download it. Join Today and come along.

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Kestrel Highways Project Update 2014

A Better Season for Somerset/North Somerset Kestrels A mild (If wet!) winter and a warm spring and summer resulted in a record number of kestrels using our Somerset boxes on the A370 and A38 The number of kestrel pairs using our boxes took a dip in 2013 due to the cold weather. We were determinedContinue Reading

A beautiful new seat for visitors to Shapwick Moor – in memory of much missed Hilary Lapham

The ever-active volunteer group at Shapwick Moor spent a wonderful day erecting another seat at Shapwick Moor recently.  Sadly Hilary Lapham, a long-standing member of the Shapwick volunteer group, passed away in January and her husband, Keith (another long term volunteer) donated the seat as a lasting memory of Hilary.  Hilary actively supported the publicContinue Reading

HOT announces the three lucky winners of the Summer Raffle!

Congratulations to the three ladies below for owning the winning tickets in our summer raffle and thank you for supporting us! 1st Prize of £500 – Mrs Angie F of Bristol 2nd Prize of £200 – Miss Sheila P of Kent 3rd Prize of £100 – Mrs Valerie W of Wilts The 1st and 3rdContinue Reading

300 Club draw

The Friends of Sculthorpe Moor 300 Club is a lottery draw that raises funds for the conservation and educational work on the Reserve. There are four draws a year, the latest of which took place on Friday 13th June. With 168 tickets in the draw, the prize fund was £630. 1st prize £315, to Mrs.Continue Reading

Reserve Rangers summer challenge launched

  Young people visiting Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve this summer can take part in a fun summer challenge which involves lots of things to do and look out for on the reserve. Children need to collect their Reserve Rangers card from the visitor centre the first time they visit and bring it with themContinue Reading

Latest News From North Somerset and Bristol Group

NEWSLETTER – July 2014 Yet again we were lucky with the weather for our walk through the reserves belonging to Backwell Environment Trust. The reserves were looking lovely and the sharp eyed amongst the group spotted a corncockle flower, a first for the reserve, and a Spotted Flycatcher and its nest in the top ofContinue Reading

Vet Examination Confirms Norwich Peregrine Death a Collision Accident

Grove Veterinary Practise in Fakenham, having examined the body of YT, the fourth and final peregrine chick to fledge from the nest box at Norwich Cathedral and who was found dead in the Cathedral grounds. Grove have reported that there is a crack in one of the neck bones of the bird. This suggests, asContinue Reading

Shapwick Moor becomes a Penal Colony – for a day!

On Tuesday  3rd  June,60 pupils from nearby St Benedict’s School in Glastonbury visited Shapwick Moor as part of their literacy studies.  They have been studying the book ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar in which pupils are made to dig holes to atone for their past poor behaviour.  The accompanying school staff took on the  role asContinue Reading

Promising Signs As Our Teams Start Checking Nest Boxes

Our various project teams have been out and working their way round our nest box projects checking the nesting results and ringing the chicks.  Our South West Barn Owl Project and the Kestrel Highways Projects are reporting good results so far.