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The Barn Owl Trust

Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment

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Events Diary

 
Small bird nestbox

Wednesday 23rd - 2pm- 5pm Easter Holiday Family Event- make a small bird box for your garden. Come and spend a family afternoon making your own small bird nestbox and take a walk with one of the conservation team to work out the best place and the easiest way to erect it. Finish off the afternoon with tea, juice and cake in our Norman Alderson Meeting Room before going home with your nestbox. Event suitable for adults accompanied by children over 5. All materials and tools provided. Friends of the Trust £15 per box - Others £20. There is a limit on numbers we can accommodate so please contact the office to book your place.

 
Dawn Chorus & breakfast

APRIL

Friday 25th - 5am Dawn Chorus Walk and Breakfast. 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. We request a minimum donation per person of £8 (Friends of BOT £5) towards costs. Places are limited; please contact the office to book.

 
llp flowers

MAY

Thursday 15th - 2:30pm Wild Flower Walk. Join us for a walk around the Lennon Legacy Project land to see the spring flowers. The walk will be followed by refreshments. We request a minimum donation per person of £5 (Friends of BOT £3) towards costs. Please contact the office to book.

 
House martins

JUNE

Thursday 19th - 7:30pm Mid-summer Evening Walk. Share a summer evening walk in a beautiful location and then have refreshments in our lovely Meeting Room. We request a minimum donation per person of £5 (Friends of BOT £3) towards costs. Please contact the office to book.

 
LLP Marbled White [David Ramsden] 080606 (A)

JULY

Thursday 10th - 2.30pm Butterfly Walk. One of the great the Lennon Legacy Project success stories is the increase in Butterfly species. The Marbled White population has risen from zero to thousands (in a good year) as the result of managing the land for Barn Owls. The walk will be followed by refreshments. A minimum donation per person of £5 (Friends of BOT £3) towards costs. Please contact the office to book.

AND

Saturday 19th - 2.30pm Butterfly Walk. As above. Please contact the office to book.

 
Bracken bashing

Wednesday 16th - 10am Practical Conservation Work on the Lennon Legacy Project Come and join our Conservation Team for a day doing practical work in the LLP. Tasks vary depending on the time of year. Refreshments provided, bring a packed lunch Booking is essential, please contact the office to register your interest.

 
BOESS 1

Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th - Barn Owl Ecology Surveys and Signs. Our popular training course designed for Ecologists and those involved in the planning system. Places are limited. For more information on the course and how to book a place, take a look at our Training Courses page.

 
LLP Great Green Bush Cricket

AUGUST

Wednesday 13th - 7.30pm Golden Grasses Walk. Join us for a walk around the Lennon Legacy Project land and see the huge variety of native grasses as they ripen and the vast array of insects they support. The walk will be followed by refreshments. We request a minimum donation per person of £5 (Friends of BOT £3) towards costs. Please contact the office to book.

 
Small bird nestbox

SEPTEMBER

Wednesday 3rd - 2.30pm Making Small Bird Boxes. Come and spend an afternoon making your own small bird nestbox and then take a walk with one of our conservation team to work out the best place and the easiest way to erect it. Finish off the afternoon with tea and cake in our Norman Alderson Meeting Room before going home with your nestbox. All materials and tools provided. Friends of the Trust £15 - Others £20. There is a limited on numbers we can accommodate so please contact the office to book your place.

 
LLP Walk

OCTOBER

Thursday 30th - 2.30pm Autumn Colours Walk. Enjoy an autumn walk on the Lennon Legacy Project land and see the wonderful autumn colours in this beautiful landscape. The walk will be followed by refreshments. We request a minimum donation per person of £5 (Friends of BOT £3) towards costs. Please contact the office to book.

 
Barn Owl portrait Nick Sampford

NOVEMBER

Wednesday 19th - 7.30pm ‘Restoring the Balance’ Talk and Ploughman’s Supper. Join us for a Ploughman’s supper in our Meeting Room followed by a talk describing the Barn Owl's lifestyle, its decline, the work of the Trust and how everyone can help. We request a minimum donation per person of £10 (Friends of BOT £5) towards costs. Please contact the office to book.

 
Wreath Making 3

DECEMBER

Thursday 11th – 2:30pm or 7:00pm Festive Wreath Making Workshop. For the third year running we are holding this popular workshop. Make your own festive wreath with as much help as you require and enjoy mince pies and cream in our Meeting Room. Basic materials are provided. The 2:30pm workshop will also include a Lennon Legacy Project Walk to collect holly. A minimum donation per person of £8 (Friends of BOT £5) towards costs. Spaces are limited; please contact the office to book your place.

 

The Barn Owl Trust offers a variety of talk and slideshow presentations:

'Restoring the Balance', looks at the Barn Owl's lifestyle, its decline, the work of the Trust and how everyone can help.

The follow up talk: 'The Lennon Legacy Project' is about how the Trust acquired 26 acres of intensively grazed sheep pasture and transformed it into 'Barn Owl Heaven'. It describes how carefully managing the land has benefited Barn Owls and all sorts of other wildlife.

Given by our Head of Conservation, David Ramsden, both talks generally last between 45 minutes and an hour. David is available to answer any questions afterwards.
More about Lennon Legacy Project Events.

We also give a talk entitled 'The Wings of Change' to schools and young people's organisations.

To book a talk for your group or organisation please call us on 01364 653026.

 
 
 
The Barn Owl Trust is dedicated to conservation & education and does not operate a visitor centre.
Barn Owl Trust staff and volunteers
Waterleat, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7HU
+44 (0) 1364 653026
info@barnowltrust.org.uk