Barn Owl Trust

Courses Barn Boess Survey

Barn Owl Trust courses for ecologists and planners

We offer 2 different one-day courses: Barn Owl Ecology, Surveys and Signs (BOESS) – a one-day foundation course covering Barn Owl ecology, legislation, surveying and basic mitigation. Typically run twice in February, July and November. Advanced Barn Owl Surveying and Mitigation (ABOSM) – for previous attendees of BOESS, our advanced course covers surveying, mitigation, and report preparation in […]

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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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Barn Owl Young Grand Draw Winners 2014

Annual Grand Prize Draw

First prize-winner Grand Draw Margaret, a long-time supporter of the Trust, was delighted to collect her prize and brought her friend, Pamela, to share her ‘Day with the Conservation Team’. Margaret said: “I have never won a prize on a raffle before so I was over the moon when I found out I had won. I love all […]

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Baley’s New Home

At the beginning of February 2016, we demolished ‘Baley’s’ aviary along with another one that was going to be replaced later in the year. Jaz worked closely with Mark – a placement student to create the block work base, paint it and build the wooden frame. Wire mesh was re-used to make the sides and the […]

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Cornish Barn Owls lay first egg

Our Cornish Barn Owls have laid their first egg of the year. On the 12th April 2016, around 6.30pm, the female Barn Owl laid her first egg.  The video below was taken during the following day from our Nestcam, showing the female changing incubating position. Keep up to date with all the action via our […]

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Wildlife Diary 2014

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 […]

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LLP Walk Summer 2014

Walks in Barn Owl Heaven – LLP

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’. […]

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Wildlife Diary 2013

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 […]

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