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Wildlife Words poetry book Vol 4

Poetry Competition 2017

Calling all Poets! We are delighted to announce our 5th Open Poetry Competition and invite YOU to take part. This year’s subject is Wildlife/Conservation. All profits from the competition will help provide care for casualty birds. We also hope to produce Volume 5 of our ‘Wildlife Words’ anthology this autumn with some of the entries submitted. There […]

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Draw Ticket 2017

Annual Grand Prize Draw

Each year the Trust holds a Charity Prize Draw Raffle which is drawn in December, – All proceeds support our work of – ‘Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment’. Tickets for 2017 are now available at £5 for a book of five tickets. Support our work. Make a donation for yours (please tell us it’s for the Draw) […]

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Barn Owl Mini Film Award Winners

Barn Owl Mini-Film Award Winners

A big thank you to everyone that entered our Barn Owl Mini-Film Award – BOMFA – competition, to our wonderful judges, the generous businesses that donated our prizes and to the talented Tansy Barton from Plymouth College of Art who made our unique trophies. Entrants were asked to make a short film that would raise […]

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Pete Salcombe Marathon

Pete’s Marathon Challenge!

Long-serving BOT Team Member, Pete Webb, will be taking on the Salcombe Coastal Marathon this April in aid of the Barn Owl Trust. Here’s what Pete has to say … ” This will be my first long distance event since 1990 when I took part in the Torbay Marathon. It took me four hours! Now […]

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Easter Egg Hunt

Wednesday 12th April 2017 – 10:30am & 2.30pm Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt! Find the clues hidden around our ‘Barn Owl Heaven’ and receive a yummy chocolate treat. Self guided walk takes around 30-45 minutes. Children must be accompanied at all times, minimum of one adult per two children. Activity book included. Limited to […]

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Oldest Wild Barn Owl

The Oldest Wild British Barn Owl

Background The Bisham Barn Owl Group, set up in 2014 to study Barn Owls in South Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire have made an amazing discovery – Britain’s oldest wild Barn Owl! Barn Owl Longevity Knowing how long birds live is one of the many questions answered by our national bird ringing scheme run by the […]

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Dawn Chorus Breakfast And Birds

Dawn Chorus Walk and Breakfast

Friday 21st April 2017 – 5:00am Get up early and join our Conservation Officer for an opportunity to hear our feathered friends singing their hearts out and identify the birds by their different songs. The walk will be followed by a continental breakfast. Suggested donation per person: £10 (Friends of BOT £8). Continental breakfast included. […]

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Male Barn Owl entering nestbox screenshot

Nestcam Diary 2017

To see our live Barn Owl webcams please go to WildlifeTV and click the Barn Owl photo for Barncam or Nestcam. Wildlife TV kindly provides the cameras and images free to the Trust. March 2017 24th – still no sign of the female overnight, although the male did put in an appearance in the barn briefly a couple of times. 23rd – […]

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Wild Flower Walk

Thursday 11th MAY  2017 – 2:30pm Join us for a walk around the Lennon Legacy Project land to see the spring flowers. Suggested donation per person: £8 (Friends of BOT £5). Refreshments included. Dogs welcome on a lead. Please contact the office to book. About walks in ‘Barn Owl Heaven’ – The Lennon Legacy Project (LLP) […]

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