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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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World Owl Conference [Assen Ignatov]

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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Male Barn Owl entering nestbox screenshot

Nestcam Diary 2017

To see our live Barn Owl webcams please go to WildlifeTV and click the Barn Owl photo for Barncam or Nestcam. Wildlife TV kindly provides the cameras and images free to the Trust.   December 2017 20th – still a little bit of activity most nights of late in both the barn and nestbox. This will be the last update before the […]

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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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Barn Owl Trust Trailer

New Display Trailer arrives at BOT

Summer is an exciting time of year for us at the Trust, with annual monitoring site visits and all the shows we attend and 2017 has been made even more exciting by the arrival of our new display trailer.   Paid for by grants from various charities and legacies this trailer is light-weight and comes with solar […]

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Yeo Valley

Donate your Yeokens!

We WON!!! Thank you so much to all our supporters who donated their ‘Yeokins’ and helped raise a whopping £1,500 for Barn Owls! You can be sure that all of that money will be well spent on effective rescue & rehabilitation, practical Barn Owl conservation projects and vital advice that helps create great habitat for Barn […]

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Congratulations Pete

Congratulations Pete

We are all very proud of Pete Webb who works in the BOT office 3 days a week. Pete has just completed the 26.2 mile Salcombe Coastal Marathon. Pete says:”Event completed on 29th April in 8.25 hours with about 7 hours moving time after meal breaks, stops & ferry crossing taken out. Sore legs but very happy […]

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