The group is very active in and around the South Gloucestershire/North Bristol area with a busy program of habitat management, nestbox building, installation and monitoring. We also attend many shows and events throughout the year.
Nestbox Installation and Monitoring
The group has set up a dedicated team of volunteers to manufacture, install and monitor nest-boxes for barn owl, little owl, tawny owl and kestrel. In addition the group has a farm survey team which work with farmers and landowners on habitat creation and management. The group is also participating in the Hawk and Owl Trusts ‘Kestrel Highways’ project with 60 kestrel boxes now installed and being monitored in our area.
Habitat management is carried out at Acton Court and dates are arranged for work parties on a fortnightly basis.
Format of work parties: Meet at Acton Court to start at 10.00am. Wear gardening clothes and bring your favorite tools ( spade, fork, secateurs, lopper, pruning saws etc).
Move to designated work area (Lisa and I will have pre-scouted the offending nettles etc).
Work for about one hour or so then have a quick cup of tea/coffee and be off home by 12.30pm or so.
Work parties may be cancelled if the weather becomes inclement-but who knows what it will do!
Future dates and times will be discussed and feedback appreciated. Please let David Knowles know if you will be attending
To contact David Knowles by email then just Click Here
Download Our Current Handbook
Produced as an introductory guide for the public. It’s filled full of information about the Hawk and Owl Trust in general and the South Gloucester Group in particular.
To download, simply click on the cover image and follow the on-screen prompts.
Educational/Promotional Shows and Events
The South Gloucestershire Group attends numerous events during the year, such as school and village fetes, open days and environmental shows promoting the work of the Trust and encouraging new membership.
The group also works alongside other local HOT groups at shows and events with promotional and educational work of the Hawk and Owl Trust.
Main Contact for the South Gloucestershire Group
Chairman: Paul Golledge
Tel: 01454 601262, To Email then please just Click Here
Monthly speaker meetings between September and March are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, starting at 7.30 at Iron Acton Parish Hall, Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire BS37 9UH
Members £4.00 Non-members £5 Under 16s free. Refreshments available free of charge.