March A flock of 50+ Linnets was seen over the crop on the 2nd with several small groups of 5+ flying out to join them. You can hear last years 500+ Linnets here. February We began the month with completely sodden ground and the river level fairly high. We are having to clear the pipes […]
Intensive one-day Barn Owl courses covering Barn Owl ecology, legislation, surveying, mitigation & report preparation. Presentations and practical work, including a visit to a local farm to examine wild Barn Owl nest & roost sites.
Come and find out how to build your own indoor Barn Owl nestbox from a recycled tea chest. What is a ‘Nestbox Workshop’? Spend a day with us, make your own indoor Barn Owl nestbox to take away; visit a farm, and receive a comprehensive Barn Owl information pack! A nestbox workshop is a one-day event run […]
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 […]
The 26 acre Lennon Legacy Project was purchased in 2001 with a generous legacy from the late Vivien Lennon. This unique nature reserve includes part of the River Ashburn which runs through a woodland valley, on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon, where the Barn Owl Trust offices are based. Creating rough grassland, re-creating hedge banks, planting an […]
Spring 2018 05/04/18 The first egg has been reported to us today, from a site in North Devon. This is something of a surprise after all the cold and wet weather Devon and Cornwall has experienced recently.
It’s not the best picture but you can just make out the back of our first owlet of the year! You can find links to watch the live stream or read the latest Nestcam Diary entries here.
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 […]
Published this week (Feb 2015) – the State Of The UK Barn Owl Population 2014 can now be found on our website. Despite winter 13-14 being the stormiest and wettest for 250 years, it was mild and therefore quite a good one for Barn Owls (except where long term flooding was an issue). An early spring […]
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 […]