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Painted Lady Butterfly [David Ramsden] 210906 (A)

Wildlife Diary 2013

December 2013 A group of ten Plymouth University student volunteers visited on 4th, and tackled scrub along Corner Wood and North Park hedgerows. As always, good progress was made. Some white splashes and a small Barn Owl pellet were found around the wildlife tower on the 6th. Field Voles holes have started appearing in the […]

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LLP Wildlife Tower 2012

Wildlife Diary 2012

December 2012 On the 12th, 6 Plymouth University students spent the morning searching for Brown Hairstreak eggs on the new Blackthorn growth along our roadside perimeter. This is apparently by far the best way of surveying for this rather retiring species, as adults either spend most of their time at rest, or high up in […]

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LLP Vole Hole [David Ramsden] 230308 (A)

Wildlife Diary 2011

December 2011 On the 12th the regular Plymouth University group finally finished cutting back bramble from North Park. A couple of days later a Conservation Team Work Party spent some much-needed time in the orchard. The plastic tree guards that had become brittle in the two years they’ve been in service were taken off and […]

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Memory Tree

Memory Tree – November 2011

The latest issue of Feedback (FB46) has just reached our supporters and this issue has our long awaited “Memory Tree” featured on the front cover. The tree is made of 18mm FSC softwood ply and the leaves (100mm x 40mm) are made of 6mm birch ply. It was designed and made here by Jasmin – […]

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Rodenticides On Sale

Rodenticide Campaign News – May 2011

For many years the Barn Owl Trust has been concernedabout the way mouse and rat poisons are labelled and the increasing proportion of Barn Owls that are found to contain rodenticide. The latest figures from the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme show that a staggering 81% of dead Barn Owls analysed (mostly road casualties) contained traces […]

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Two New Mobile Aviaries With Vehicles

Return to the wild – April 2011

New mobile aviaries – Owls on wheels! Two new mobile release aviaries are about to go into service for the Barn Owl Trust. Originally a ‘whacky idea’ by Head of Conservation, David Ramsden MBE, the unusual looking contraptions were pioneered by the Trust and have since become a vital piece of equipment for the rehabilitation […]

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Wildlife Diary 2010

December 2010 A further 30+ Fieldfares were noted in the remnant hedge feeding on Holly berries on the 4th. By the middle of the month all the berries, holly, rosehips, sloes and haws had been eaten. The two ponds have both been covered in ice all month with just a small patch of clear water […]

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