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Your Local Group Needs You!

If you want to get involved with the work of the Hawk and Owl Trust via a local group and you live in the South Gloucestershire area then we have the perfect opportunity for you.

We have lots of different tasks that we need help with from nest box monitoring and conservation work through to record keeping for these projects.

The South Gloucestershire Group Vice Chairman Stuart Robson elaborates:

‘We need help to organise our group’s conservation work, which includes running our Farm Team (we have in excess of 50 farms and other landowners in South Gloucestershire and the list is growing – where we promote habitat creation etc.); our Nest box Team (responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of 340 boxes) and our Kestrel Highways project (monitoring and maintenance of 55 boxes).

In addition we need help keeping our group Conservation Records for all these projects. I keep them electronically in my own way but we need a more efficient programme designed specifically for our work and I am not PC wise enough to able to do that.

We have a great team of active members in our group and they have really stepped up to the plate. We already have some of our members filling other posts such as our Chairman and Education Unit Organiser (visiting local events, schools etc.) Treasurer/E-newsletter Editor and a Speaker Meetings Organiser. The remainder are happy to continue with their practical support but are unable to take on organising roles.

Going forward there is potentially much more important Hawk and Owl Trust conservation work for our group to do in South Glos. but we need help to be able carry this out. ‘

So, if you think you can spare a little time and brain power to help organise or administrate for these important projects that really do make a difference please get in touch with Group Chairman Paul Golledge on 0117 939 7582 or email him on

For more information on this very active group click through to their webpage here:

New South West Community Owls Project Prepares for Launch!

Very special thanks to Teresa Day and Jan Osborne and a massive thanks to everyone else in the Give Two Hoots Group – Hoot! Hoot! that have raised funds to ensure we have nesting boxes ready to go for the Hawk and Owl Trust (South-West) “Community Owls project”. Picture shows Left to right Myself (Chris…Continue Reading

2014 Members Weekend and AGM

This year’s Members Weekend was hosted by the Fylingdales Moor team on the 4th and 5th of October and was held at the Sneaton Castle Centre in Whitby.  This is adjacent to St. Hilda’s Priory, the Mother House of the Order of the Holy Paraclete, an Anglican religious community. After Registration and coffee Members and…Continue Reading

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…Continue 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 public…Continue Reading

Latest News From North Somerset and Bristol Group

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 of a broken off tree.…Continue 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, as…Continue Reading