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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. A. Konash – ticket number 150, 2nd prize £189 to Mrs. J. Thompson – ticket number 108, 3rd prize £126 to Ms. J. Smith – ticket number 90. Lottery tickets are available for an annual subscription of £30. If you would like to support the reserve in this way, with the chance of winning a cash prize every quarter, pick up an application form from the reserve or download one

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

Recruitment for Sculthorpe Admin Post Now Closed

The closing date has now passed for this position. Thank you to all who have applied, we are processing applications and will be in touch with those candidates that have been successful in going through to the interview stage.  

Hawk and Owl Trust ‘Baling for Biodiversity’ Project Receives Award for Habitat Restoration

The team from our Sculthorpe Moor Reserve, especially Neil Chadwick, Baling for Biodiversity Project Officer, are delighted to have been recognised for their habitat restoration work by the Norfolk Biodiversity Project.  This fledgling project is making great inroads on sites around Norfolk that have been crying out for attention.  Several of the sites are designatedContinue Reading

World expert on birds of prey comes to Norfolk

Fourth Peregrine Chick Hatches at Norwich Cathedral Nest Platform

The 4th peregrine falcon egg at Norwich Cathedral has hatched! The peregrine falcons using the Norwich Cathedral nesting platform, installed by wild bird of prey conservation charity the Hawk and Owl Trust, have hatched their fourth and final egg of 2013! At 20:26 last night, 27 hours after the hatching of the third egg, theContinue Reading

Mrs ‘H’ Returns to Sculthorpe Moor and The Tawny Eggs are Hatching

Mrs ‘H’, our long serving marsh harrier female, has returned for her ninth season on the reserve. She has been seen displaying with a male and appears to be gathering nest material. A great time to see amazing mid-air food passes. On Thursday April 4th at 9.21pm the tawny owl in one of the boxesContinue Reading

Grant Makes an Appearance at Strumpshaw Fen

2012 Norwich Cathedral Peregrine chick ‘Grant’ spotted at Strumpshaw Fen. 2012 Norwich Cathedral Peregrine chick ‘Grant’ was spotted at Strumpshaw Fen by one of  Norwich Cathedral Peregrine Project Observation Point volunteers. They called HOT to let us know that they had spotted ‘Grant’ – the male of the two successfully fledged chicks hunting over StrumpshawContinue Reading

Study Tracks Harrier Migration

Wing Tags Identify where Wensum Birds Go in Winter 2012 | Five young marsh harriers hatched on Sculthorpe Moor reserve in 2012 have had wing tags fitted as part of a long-term study of where the species travel to once they leave the area where they are born. They joined a total so far ofContinue Reading

Eyes Peeled for Marsh Harriers in Dispersal Study

Look Out for Bright Green Wing Tags May 2012 | Three young Norfolk marsh harriers are helping settle the mystery of what happens to the species after they disperse for winter. Two males and a female specially tagged at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve last summer have been sighted in the East of England, mainly inContinue Reading