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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How to make a Bird Cake for garden birds. When we’re cosy at home out of the winter weather, it’s good to know there is something we can all do to help our local wildlife. This useful addition to the Trust’s information range is a step-by-step photo guide to making ‘Bird-cakes’ for your garden birds. […]
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 […]
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 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 but the project is not open to visitors at other times.) Read the full Lennon Legacy Project story.
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 […]