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February 12, 2020
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An Illustrated Talk with Zoe Smith - Braintree Wildlife Group

Braintree Wildlife Group are hosting an illustrated talk with Zoe Smith our Urban Peregrine Project Officer on the 18th February 2020 at St.Andrews Church Hall in Halstead. Entry is £3 donation on the door, no booking required! More information on this…
February 10, 2020
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Sculthorpe Moor - Monday 10th February

Monday 10th February. We are sorry, but Sculthorpe Moor will be shut all day. We have two trees down across the entrance lane, normal service should be resumed on Tuesday 11th.
February 09, 2020
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Sunday 9th February - Sculthorpe Moor

We are sorry due to the high winds Sculthorpe Moor will be shut today.

Events Update: Beginner and Intermediate Photography Courses at Sculthorpe

Feb 04, 2020 153
Join reputable wildlife photographer Steve Norris for beginner and intermediate day…

Events update: Peregrine Watchpoint Training Sessions

Feb 04, 2020 162
The 2020 Peregrine Watchpoint training sessions have been confirmed. These sessions have…

Kestrel Highways Project Update

Feb 03, 2020 134
Last week volunteers replaced some of the Kestrel boxes at Worston House in Highbridge.…

Job Vacancy: Norfolk Urban Peregrines Project Assistant

Jan 28, 2020 901
We're currently recruiting for a Peregrines Project Assistant. The aim of the post is to…

Waxwing at Sculthorpe!

Jan 28, 2020 333
It has been an exciting week at Sculthorpe as a beautiful guest visitor decided to stop…

Sculthorpe Moor Open

Jan 21, 2020 320
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Thank you to everyone for the support shown during the recent flooding. We are now open…

Tree Planting at Shapwick Moor

Jan 17, 2020 176
Tree planting in progress at Shapwick Moor this through the generous donation of a local…

Sculthorpe Moor Closed

Jan 16, 2020 437
We are sorry but Sculthorpe will be closed on until Monday 20th January due to 2 - 3 feet…

Work for the Hawk and Owl Trust

Jan 14, 2020 326
We are now advertising for a Assistant Peregrine Officer for the 2020 season at the…

Sculthorpe Moor - update 27th December

Dec 26, 2019 358
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Sculthorpe is open 8-4 today. Last entry 3pm.

Fen Appeal - News February 2019

We recently heard the wonderful news that we successfully passed the second stage of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) application, releasing the necessary funds to allow purchase of the land surrounding our reserve at Sculthorpe, in Norfolk and to begin the on-going development and maintenance of the area as a nature reserve and community project.

Sculthorpe Fen, as the new area is known, has a long and very varied history and a rich wildlife. The Hawk and Owl Trust has maintained the Fen for the current landowners for a number of years, but the potential for wildlife will never be fulfilled whilst the area remains in use as agricultural land. Purchase of the land will ensure long-term access to the existing Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve, essential for ongoing management of this award-winning reserve and will allow dedicated management of the fen area, for the benefit of all wildlife, from plants and algae up to birds of prey.

Access for all is, and always has been, an essential part of what makes the reserve special. This project contains a large element of allowing everyone, no matter what their mobility and abilities, to enjoy and learn from the wildlife and countryside around them. The National Lottery funding is an essential part of bringing this vision to reality, and we are immensely heartened by their support for the Sculthorpe Fen project and we look forward to now being able to go ahead and developing the project with HLF alongside us. 

The extension and development of the reserve has been a long time coming, but desperately hoped for. Sculthorpe is an oasis in the midst of intensive agriculture and the huge and diverse wildlife to be found here bears testament to how important for wildlife it is – and what effect the larger area will have on the biodiversity in this part of Norfolk. The local community has always been at the heart of Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve and this National Lottery grant will enable us to significantly increase the size and impact of the reserve, providing a place for the community to experience nature and to get involved, as so many already do, with a wealth of volunteering opportunities.