February News Bytes 2022

Thanks 34SP.comBarn Owl Fledglings Kevin Keatley 04

Big thanks to 34SP.com who continue to provide free hosting for our website. It continues to be a source of excellent practical Barn Owl information and advice based on over 30 years’ experience of conservation, rescue, and rehabilitation. The website is visited by nearly a million people annually, and 34SP’s support since 2017 has helped to make this possible.



Linnets tony uttingSuch a wonderful sight to see!

One of our volunteers, Tony Utting, just took this beautiful photo of Linnets on the winter bird food in our nature reserve. There are about 109 in the picture. We’ve had up to 400 this winter along with Goldfinches, Chaffinches, a few Greenfinch and the odd Brambling and Reed Bunting.

You can read monthly news about the reserve in our Wildlife Diary.


Nestbox Builder Vacancy

Have you ever considered a part-time job building nestboxes for owls?? We’re looking for a practical person to join our team! For more details visit our Job Vacancies page.




Green heartThe Climate Coalition

This February, use your voice to call climate action by getting creative! Craft a green heart and send it to your MP to send a clear message that you care about climate, nature and people.

For lots of ideas, visit www.theclimatecoalition.org/show-the-love/resource


A brand-new opportunity to join the Barn Owl Trust.

We’re looking for a full time Reserve Officer & Volunteer Co-ordinator to work on our 26-acre nature reserve and to co-ordinate volunteers – twelve month fixed-term contract.

For more details visit our Job Vacancies page




The Barn Owl Trust is recruiting!

Memory TreeWe have an exciting opportunity for a part time (15 hrs a week) Community Engagement and Legacy Officer to join our team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, but grounded, individual who may have previous fundraising or business experience, to develop and carry out a robust strategy for increasing our legacy income.

You will have an interest in Conservation, and you will enjoy communicating with people. You might have a background in business, marketing or charity fundraising. You will have a real drive to succeed in raising income for the Trust. If this is you, we’d urge you to apply!

To see the full job description and job application form, please go to our Job Vacancies page

Closing date for applications is 11th March 2022


“Our Barn Owl nesting box arrived today thanks to the Barn Owl  Trust” – Bryn UchelNestbox

All our nestboxes are thoughtfully designed to be durable, practical and safe for owls, based on more than 30 years experience and research. Hand-made by us here in Devon using sustainably produced and long lasting FSC certified timber.




Tree Planting and Scrub ClearancePlymouth students tree planting feb 2022 mateo ruiz

At the beginning of the month, we had two days of tree planting and scrub clearance on our reserve. Volunteers and Six students from the University of Plymouth Student Union helped plant trees in our ‘rewilding area’ before tackling a large patch of Blackthorn scrub. We also planted two Almond trees in the Orchard.

You can read monthly news about our wildlife haven in our Wildlife Diary.


Be ready for Valentine’s Day and show that you care!Kevin keatley valentines day

Choose an ethical, plastic-free, Valentine’s gift from our new range – and help Barn Owls.

Clean green gift pack shampoo conditioner

Photo: Wildlife Watching Supplies, Kevin Keatley

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