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  • Bumblebee Conservation Trust Lend Their Support to Shapwick Moor (Wednesday 16 April 2014) - The recently established margins will provide valuable areas for bumblebees (including the nationally scarce Shrill Carder bee which was recorded in the area for the first time in a decade in a field on the border of our reserve last year)to forage and locate nectar sources together with providing cover for small mammals to feed... Continue Reading
  • Donation of New Visitors’ Seat for Shapwick Moor from North Somerset Group (Saturday 12 April 2014) - The North Somerset Group of the Hawk and Owl Trust has financed a new seat for visitors to Shapwick Moor The seat will be in memory of former Chairman Barbara Handley who was actively involved with the group until her sad death last year, and it will be positioned to look out over some of... Continue Reading
  • Shapwick Moor Opens Its Second Hide (Saturday 12 April 2014) - Less than a month from completing work on the Barbara Handley Hide, Shapwick Moor has completed a second hide for use by visitors. This attractive new hide was designed and built by local craftsman Edwin Rider to resemble the Shepherd’s huts that used to be used in the area. It overlooks one of the many... Continue Reading
  • Busy times at Shapwick Moor Continue (Saturday 12 April 2014) - Following the successful tree planting in March by the Family Group, the ‘oldies’ took on the challenge of completing our half kilometre of new hedging in 2014. The extra hedging will act as a screen between visitors to our major hide and birds visiting the ponds and scrapes excavated in the autumn. The enthusiasm of... Continue Reading
  • Avalon Marshes Family Group Plant 600 Trees on Shapwick Moor (Saturday 12 April 2014) - Members of the Avalon Marshes Youth group gathered recently on a cold and windy morning for 3 hours of intensive hedge planting. After some initial instructions, the children, aged between 4 and 10 yrs old, quickly set about the task of planting over 600 trees along the trackside. They quickly made short work of the... Continue Reading

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