Tawny Owls From Three Owls Sanctuary

Tawny Owls from Three Owls – Oct 2010

The aviary built by the Western Power Distribution (WPD) apprentices has just become the new home for 43 Tawny Owls and 2 Barn Owls. The new residents came from the Three Owls Bird Sanctuary in Rochdale, which was forced to close earlier this year. Nigel Fowler, a trustee of the sanctuary, was keen to keep […]

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LLP Forde Orchard chipped wood

Wildlife Diary 2009

December 2009 On the 5th, our annual Winter Work Party was attended by 12 volunteers, including a group from the Nature at Sundown project and from BTCV Plymouth. We spent the day cutting back the overhanging branches of the remnant hedge in Kiln Close and the predominantly Hazel road boundary hedge. Great progress was made […]

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LLP Forde Orchard pond liner problems

Wildlife Diary 2008

December 2008 At the beginning of the month, the Forde Orchard fruit trees were ordered from a local supplier for collection next winter. Maidens (1 year old) of Apple, Cherry and Plum of 11 different varieties will be planted in early 2010. The 30 individuals will be traditional local varieties selected according to flowering and […]

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LLP volunteers Forde Orchard Plymouth University Students

Wildlife Diary 2007

December 2007 The beginning of the month saw a very unseasonal Buttercup in flower in Half Hatch on the 3rd. Resident Wood Mice were still active under the corrugated iron sheet also in Half Hatch until at least 11th. The next day, five volunteers from Plymouth University came and moved the wood chipped from Forde […]

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David Ramsden Meets The Queen British Ceremonial Arts Ltd

Owl MBE at Buckingham Palace – December 2007

On Tuesday 11th December 2007 the Queen presented David Ramsden, Head of Conservation with an MBE for services to the Barn Owl Trust. The investiture ceremony took place in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace. David is Head of Conservation at the Barn Owl Trust, a national conservation charity, based just outside Ashburton in Devon that […]

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