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Wildlife Poetry Competition 2022

Calling all Poets! We are delighted to announce our 7th Open Poetry Competition and invite YOU to take part. The year’s subject is Inspirational Nature. See your work in print! We hope to produce Volume 7 of our  ‘Wildlife Words’ anthology this autumn using a selection of the entries submitted. There will be a First, […]

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June News Bytes

These newsbytes have appeared on our social media sites, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during the month and have been pulled together here. Western Power Distribution Apprentice Group! Monday 6th June A group of apprentices and managers from Western Power Distribution (WPD) arrived on site this morning! Here they are receiving a brief from their manager and our […]

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May News Bytes

These newsbytes have appeared on our social media sites, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, during the month and have been pulled together here. Rescue and rehabilitation This video on our social media pages (see here on Facebook) shows our Conservation and Science Officer, Mateo, hand-feeding a wild-hatched Tawny Owl. This owlet was found in a pothole […]

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April News Bytes

These newsbytes appeared on our social media sites: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during April 2022.   BOESS training course! Our online Barn Owl Ecology, Survey and Signs (BOESS) course is now available on our website. We’ve just recently received this wonderful review: “The most well-designed online ecology training course I have ever attended, and I […]

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March News Bytes

These newsbytes have appeared on our social media sites, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during the month and have been pulled together here.   Wildlife Tower! Kevin, one of our Trustees, has been busy building his very own timber Wildlife Tower! You can find out all about Wildlife Towers on our website here.   Rodenticides… Sadly, […]

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Butterfly walk

Butterfly Walk – July

Butterfly Walk Friday 8th July – 2.30pm Join us for a walk around our 26 acre nature reserve to see some beautiful butterflies alongside our wild flowers! See the haven we have created for wildlife, with open grassland and woodland alongside the River Ashburn. This unique nature reserve is not normally open to the public. […]

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Weekend Butterfly Walk – July

Butterfly Walk Saturday 9th July – 2.30pm We are now offering weekend walks! Join us for a walk around our 26 acre nature reserve to see some beautiful butterflies alongside our wild flowers! See the haven we have created for wildlife, with open grassland and woodland alongside the River Ashburn. This unique nature reserve is […]

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Evening Bat Walk – August

Thursday 11th August 2022 – 7:30pm Join us for an evening bat walk around our nature reserve to listen for and identify local bat species using bat detectors. Previous species recorded include Common and Soprano pipistrelle, Greater and Lesser horseshoe, Myotis sp., Long-eared bat and Noctule. The walk will be led by a local bat […]

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