About the Trust
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Wednesday 6th - 2.30pm Summer Holiday Event - Making Small Bird Boxes. Ideal for familes and individuals (no unaccompanied children please). 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 per box - Others £20. There is a limited on numbers we can accommodate so please contact the office to book your place.
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.
Wednesday 3rd 2.30pm - Walk and Cream Tea. Join us for the afternoon and take a gentle walk around the Lennon Legacy Project land to see how we manage it to benefit many different species of wildlife. Followed by a delicious Cream Tea served in our Meeting Room.We request a minimum donation per person of £8 (Friends of BOT £5) towards costs. Please contact the office to book.
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.
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.
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:
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.