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East Midlands Group Secures Grant for Hawk and Owl Trust Work

It is great news to hear that the Hawk and Owl Trusts East Midlands Group has recently secured a grant from the the Cory Conservation Trust to help local farmers and landowners in the Rutland area to install owl nest boxes on their land as part of the Farmland Bird of Prey Initiative.  

Members of the group will visit anyone interested and assess the suitability of the surrounding habitat, giving help and advice on how to create an ideal habitat should one not already exist.  These boxes, should suitable sites with willing farmers and landowners be identified, will be supplied and erected free of charge.  Applications will be looked at on an individual basis.
If any farmer or landowner is interested in having a survey in the Rutland area, and subsequently if suitable, an owl box erected on their property, then please email the East Midlands Group Chairman, Simon Dudhill, by Clicking Here or call him on 07798 713735.

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A beautiful Barn Owl
A beautiful Barn Owl


News from the North Somerset and Bristol Group

Carrie Riches from the North Somerset and Bristol Group recently attended the 37th National Hedge Laying Championships with a Hawk and Owl Trust stand, this is her review of the event.  Thank you Carrie.   “The 37th National Hedge Laying Championships were held on land next to Chew Valley Lake on the 24th October 2015. … Continue Reading

North Somerset and Bristol Group at the North Somerset Agricultural Society Countryside Day

On Wednesday 8th July, the North Somerset and Bristol Group were part of the Countryside Day organised by the North Somerset Agricultural Society. Approximately 2,600 primary school children from Bristol and North Somerset attended the day and learned about different aspects of the journey their food takes from plough to plate. Pupils met a variety… Continue Reading

South West Peregrine – A New Look Website

The South West Peregrine team have launched a new look website at the end of yet another busy season of fieldwork, data collection and educational talks. The group has continued to expand it’s number of contributors over the past 12 months. The website takes on a fresh look and includes other frequently encountered species encountered… Continue Reading

Reserve Rangers challenge for the half term holidays

Young people visiting Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve this autumn half term can take part in a fun 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 them each time… Continue Reading

Latest Friends of Sculthorpe Moor 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 12 September. With 172 tickets in the draw, the prize fund was £645. 1st prize £322.50, to Mrs.… 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