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May 27, 2020
Latest News Laura Wharton

Yellow Rattle Success at Shapwick Moor Reserve

An update from Simon Beard at our Shapwick Reserve in the South West. After years of trying the reserve has successfully grown Yellow Rattle which is currently in flower! Simon updates us with the good news: ‘Last year volunteers collected seeds of Yellow…
May 19, 2020
Latest News Laura Wharton

Sculthorpe Reserve Slips into Summer

Sculthorpe Moor is slipping into the warmer summer months. Spring shows of bluebells and wild garlic flowers are making way for fresh green canopies and unkempt flora that will see us through summer. Lambs are jumping for joy and bleating away at the…
May 13, 2020
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Covid 19 - Update

Update on the 13th May. The Trust welcomes the government’s announcement this week to restart the economy. We are continuing to monitor the situation, but Sculthorpe Moor Nature reserve will remain shut for public access at this present time as well as the…

Lockdown life continues at the Hawk and Owl Trust

May 10, 2020 506
With a skeleton crew at our reserves and project sites, social distancing measurements in…

Hamish Smith on the Bath Peregrines

Apr 26, 2020 737
Since 2006 a total of 38 peregrines have fledged successfully from the Bath Peregrines…

Bath Peregrine Update: The First Chick of 2020 is Here!

Apr 21, 2020 2320
The first Bath Peregrines chick of 2020 is here! Hamish Smith has been keeping a close…

Essential Lockdown Viewing

Apr 05, 2020 1720
Keep an eye on the Hawk and Owl Trusts live cams! Whilst hunkered down safely in your…

Nigel Middleton YouTube Update on Sculthorpe Moor

Apr 04, 2020 633
Nigel Middelton updates us on life at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve during this, our…

Two New Ponds for Shapwick Moor!

Mar 20, 2020 585
The excavation of two ponds is progressing well on Shapwick Moor Nature Reserve. After a…

Bath Peregrines 4th Egg

Mar 20, 2020 1192
The Bath Peregrines falcon laid her fourth egg of the 2020 season at 12:02 today, 20…

Coronavirus Update - Reserves Remain open 18/3/20

Mar 18, 2020 625
Coronavirus update from the Hawk and Owl Trust 18/3/20 ⭐We are open!⭐Sculthorpe Moor…

Coronavirus Update - Hawk and Owl Trust Reserves, Events and Activities

Mar 17, 2020 853
Reserves and Events Update: After to last nights (16/3/20) Coronavirus updates we would…

What a whirlwind of events! We’re almost two weeks into lockdown here at the Hawk and Owl Trust. All of our staff and volunteers are missing life at the Trust, be it on the reserves, out on the road, or behind the scenes.

We’ve had many kind words from our followers online and we just want to say a huge thank you to those who continue to support us.

We would love to hear your stories about the wildlife you’ve seen at home or when you have been dusting off the cobwebs on your allotted hour of freedom. (Note: We can only see these if you send them to us on Facebook)

Recently I (Laura Wharton, Social Media Officer) discovered a hedgehog in my back garden. A kind neighbour had rescued the poor thing from his swimming pool (lucky neighbour) and left the rather large prickly creature near one of our pear trees for my toddler to see. 

We shielded the hedgehog (Mr.Spikesmore) from harm as it de-pooled itself with a few borrowed items from my toddler- a Little Tikes car and a small fire engine. My cat (Womble) was dismayed that I should leave out some of her cat food for someone other than she. Eventually, Mr.Spikesmore (full-bellied) waddled off safely to his home.

If you have a story about the wildlife you have seen during your lockdown we’d love for you to share it with us on FB. Photos most welcome! 

Take care and stay safe
Laura