The group held its inaugural meeting on 26 November 2010. The main aims are to involve the local community in making owl and kestrel boxes from recycled materials, to hold talks and walks though the year and to have monthly meetings in the winter. From February 2012 the group plans to meet every 3 Thursday of the month during Winter at The Wheathill Garden Centre Cafe, Milborne Port, nr Sherborne, Dorset.
The aims of the group are to unite lovers of birds of prey in Dorset and South Somerset and to inspire them to get involved with the Trust’s conservation work.
For further details of the launch click here.
Dorset and South Somerset Events
From February 2012 regular monthly meetings in winter will take place at The Wheathill Garden Centre Cafe, Milborne Port, nr Sherborne, Dorset, at 7.30pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
- Shapwick Moor becomes a Penal Colony – for a day! (6/9/2014) - On Tuesday 3rd June,60 pupils from nearby St Benedict’s School in Glastonbury visited Shapwick Moor as part of their literacy studies. They have been studying the book ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar in which pupils are made to dig holes to atone for their past poor behaviour. The accompanying school staff took on the role as…
Aug 2014SHAPWICK VOLUNTEER DAY – 26/08/2014 - 26/10/2014 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nov 2014Shapwick Moor Volunteer day – 24/11/2014 at 10:00 am - 3:15 pm
Shapwick Moor Volunteer Day – 30/11/2014 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dec 2014Shapwick Volunteer Day – 17/12/2014 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jan 2015Shapwick Volunteer Day – 31/01/2015 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Feb 2015Shapwick Volunteer Task – 22/02/2015 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chair: Cherry Barlow
Tel: 01725 514540
Mob: 07707 808486
Photographer helps raise funds for the group
Professional photographer Darren Crain is supporting the Dorset and South Somerset Group by donating a quarter share of profits from the sale of a limited edition tawny owl photo, taken through an attractive screen of bluebells, in Duncliffe Wood.
The edition is limited to 250. Prices for a 12 inch x 8 inch photo range from £35 on a 2-inch white mount to £60 for a wood-framed print. The print can be viewed and purchased via this link.