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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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LLP Wildlife Tower Construction

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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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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