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

Adopt a Box 21st Anniversary Competition!

Tawny owlets surveying the big wide world from their Adopt a Box home! Picture by Andy Thompson
Tawny owlets by Andy Thompson

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 conservation, research and education work for owls and other birds of prey in the wild. Trust members can give the anniversary year a great boost by becoming an adopter themselves or by giving Adopt a Box as individual presents to friends, relatives and groups such as brownies, cubs, WI etc.

There are seven regions of Britain in which you can adopt and the Trust will send an adoption pack to you or your ‘signed-up’ recipients. Adopters receive two newsletters a year and an end of year report on what’s been happening in their adopted nest box.

An example of the work of wildlife artist Daniel Cole - donator of the prize for this AAB campaign
An example of the work of wildlife artist Daniel Cole

Every Trust member who signs up themselves or recruits new adopters will have the chance of winning a stunning original barn owl watercolour donated by artist Daniel Cole, similar to the one shown above. Daniel was awarded the Hawk and Owl Trust’s 2011 Roger Clarke Award at the Society of Wildlife Artists’ exhibition. Existing adopters will be taking part in the draw too and so the member or adopter who enrols the adopt_link_104most number of adopters will be the lucky prize-winner.

Signing up is so easy! Click on the Adopt a Box Quick Link.

In the event of a tie then a draw will be made to decide the winner. Leaflets with the sign up form attached can be obtained from the Trust’s Office on 0844 984 2824 or Click Here to email.

The closing date for completed forms and online adoptions for this competition is 31st December 2013 and so please help by recruiting at least one adopter or by becoming an adopter yourself.

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