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Bespoke Events

We offer bespoke events tailored to your group, business or organisation’s requirements in a beautiful rural environment. Team building activities Practical conservation work Wildlife walks Barn Owl talks & presentations Creative craft workshops Nest-box workshops Barn Owl survey courses Stunning venue: Our peaceful 26 acre nature reserve, managed for Barn Owls – the Lennon Legacy […]

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Educational Resources School Talks

Barn Owl talks & environmental education

We offer exciting, inspirational Barn Owl talks for schools, youth groups and adult groups. All our presentations have been specially designed with the best environmental education in mind and have been well received by groups for a number of years. We are based in Devon but can travel into Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset to deliver […]

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Chris Packham

A Book to Save a Species

Barn Owl Conservation Handbook We are delighted that TV wildlife presenter Chris Packham has reviewed our Barn Owl Conservation Handbook on his blog. Chris says; “Its detail is impressive to say the least. Each aspect of the Barn Owl’s care is meticulously outlined and the latest practical and applied methods of conservation are clearly analysed […]

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30th Birthday Coffee and Cake Morning

Tues 31st JULY 2018 – 11am Join us for coffee and cake to celebrate our 30th birthday! Meet the staff and learn a little about the work of the Trust. If the weather is good we may walk around our 26 acre nature reserve, the Lennon Legacy Project. Free – Donations welcome Well behaved dogs […]

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Snow Closure

Snow Closure

The Red weather warning issued by the Met Office for Thursday 2nd March meant that we took the decision to cancel our Advanced Training Course (ABOSM) in the morning and closed the office at 1pm to give our staff time to get home safely. Although we’ve seen more snow here in previous years this was […]

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Bird Cake Woodpecker David Ramsden

Feed the Birds

How to make a Bird Cake for garden birds. When we’re cosy at home out of the winter weather, it’s good to know there is something we can all do to help our local wildlife. This useful addition to the Trust’s information range is a step-by-step photo guide to making ‘Bird-cakes’ for your garden birds. […]

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World Owl Conference 2017

The World Owl Conference (WOC) 2017 took place in Evora, Portugal between the 26th and 30th September this year. The last WOC was held in Groningen, Holland in 2007 so we were delighted to have the opportunity to meet up with Owl researchers, ornithologists and conservationists from around the world again after ten years. The […]

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Hedgelaying Volunteers In The LLP Wildlife Diary December 2017

Wildlife Diary 2017

December 2017 By mid-month the Belted Galloways had done their job of removing much of the year’s new growth without damaging the all-important litter layer, so the grazier came and removed them on the 16th. The first record of Reed Bunting for the LLP involved a pair watched perching on tall grasses to the east […]

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Wildlife Words Vol. 5

Wildlife Words Poetry Competition Winners 2017

We are pleased to announce the winners of our ‘Wildlife Words’ Poetry Competition 2017, the details will also be found in the Autumn issue of our bi-annual magazine Feedback which is sent to Friends of the Trust and supporters. Our Open Poetry Competition invited entries for a poem on “Wildlife/Conservation“. All profits from the competition […]

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Swimming Barn Owl

Lucky Barn Owl goes for a dip!

This unique footage of a Barn Owl in a swimming pool came to us from our Spanish friend Iñigo. During the heat wave in southern Spain at the beginning of August this breeding male took a dip in a neighbouring swimming pool! Unfortunately for the owl the steep sides of the pool meant that he couldn’t […]

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