Friday 13th December 2019 & Friday 17th January 2020 9:30 am at the Barn Owl Trust, Waterleat, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7HU Join our Conservation Team for a walk around the Lennon Legacy Project land on the edge of wild Dartmoor, to see and hear the winter birds! Around this time last year, we were regularly […]
Barn Owl Heaven
Visit ‘Barn Owl Heaven’ – The Lennon Legacy Project (LLP) – a wild-life haven managed for Barn Owls on the edge of Dartmoor A haven for wildlife, with open grassland and woodland alongside the River Ashburn, has been created by the Barn Owl Trust, transforming 26 acres of intensively grazed pasture into ‘Barn Owl Heaven’. […]
You can experience the LLP wildlife haven by coming along to one of our Seasonal Guided Walks or a Barn Owl Trust Talk hosted in our Meeting Room. See our Events Diary for details. (Booked events only – sorry, the project is not open to visitors at other times.) Read the full Lennon Legacy Project story.
Last night the Barn Owl Trust held its first evening Bat Walk event. It was attended by 5 lucky people plus Devon Consultant Ecologist and bat expert Louise Woolley. The weather couldn’t have been much better with a warm day followed by a clear still night and an almost full moon. The evening started with tea and […]
This Wildlife Diary began in 2007 and is a monthly report from the Trust’s land which is managed for Barn Owls and other wildlife. It is known as the Lennon Legacy Project or LLP: ‘Transforming intensively grazed sheep pasture into Barn Owl Heaven’.
December 2014 A damp start to the month, the temperature dropping below freezing on some nights and predominately northerly winds. Despite this the grass is continuing to grow slowly, good news for the voles living in the litter layer and everything that eats them! By the wreath making workshop on the 11th all of the […]
December 2013 A group of ten Plymouth University student volunteers visited on 4th, and tackled scrub along Corner Wood and North Park hedgerows. As always, good progress was made. Some white splashes and a small Barn Owl pellet were found around the wildlife tower on the 6th. Field Voles holes have started appearing in the […]
December 2012 On the 12th, 6 Plymouth University students spent the morning searching for Brown Hairstreak eggs on the new Blackthorn growth along our roadside perimeter. This is apparently by far the best way of surveying for this rather retiring species, as adults either spend most of their time at rest, or high up in […]
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 […]
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 […]