Our final walk of the summer on Kenn Sea Wall was enjoyed by a select few! As last year it was a pleasant, still evening, though with slightly fewer birds to see. We are grateful to Trevor Riddle for his informative guidance.
Monday, 21st October sees the start of the winter talks programme. Our Conservation Officer, Chris Sperring MBE, will be talking about ‘People and Wildlife’ – how change and conservation can be effected by local people at grass roots level. 7.45pm at The Star at Tickenham. Full details of this event can be found on our events page, to visit it please Click Here
News from Shapwick Reserve from Simon Beard
Volunteers have been busy on the reserve, burning last year’s brash before the ground gets too wet. Many hands have made light work of the considerable heaps! Unfortunately the trees ordered for October will not be ready until early November. We hope that they can be planted on the same day as the new hedge on Saturday, 28th November. On Saturday October 17th we are holding our annual review meeting for Shapwick Moor. As last year, we will initially meet at the reserve car park at 2pm for a walk around the reserve to look at what we have achieved and consider ideas for future plans. We will then retire to the Avalon Marshes Centre for tea and cakes (3.30pm approx. for those of you who cannot make the walk) and an open meeting about ideas for the future. We urgently need to look at ways to start raising funds, ways to maintain & develop regular species’ monitoring, developing photographic records of the reserve and looking at ways we can raise the overall profile of the Hawk & Owl Trust locally – hence all ideas would be very welcome. It would be lovely to see as many of you on that day particularly that small army of ‘unseen volunteers’ who photograph things, monitor species and produce publicity quietly on their own. In order we have sufficient cake to go round, it would be useful if you would let me know if you are likely to attend (we will have some spare cake for anyone who decides to attend at the last minute!)
The next work day is Saturday, 31st October, please contact Barry or Simon for more details. Both the hides need their annual coat of wood preservative and the areas around the hides need landscaping. This is a chance to wield paint brushes, no previous artistic skills needed, old clothes recommended!