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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 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…
May 10, 2020
Latest News Laura Wharton

Lockdown life continues at the Hawk and Owl Trust

With a skeleton crew at our reserves and project sites, social distancing measurements in place and a lack of footfall visiting us, work continues at the Hawk and Owl Trust! Lambing season at Sculthorpe was certainly eventful this year. The team (all two of…

Hamish Smith on the Bath Peregrines

Apr 26, 2020 738
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 2323
The first Bath Peregrines chick of 2020 is here! Hamish Smith has been keeping a close…

Essential Lockdown Viewing

Apr 05, 2020 1722
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 634
Nigel Middelton updates us on life at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve during this, our…

Lockdown Wildlife Encounters

Apr 04, 2020 723
What a whirlwind of events! We’re almost two weeks into lockdown here at the Hawk and Owl…

Two New Ponds for Shapwick Moor!

Mar 20, 2020 586
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…

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 beautiful weather we’re having in Norfolk, but this year the spring in their step can only be enjoyed by a few lucky humans who are looking after the reserve during lockdown.

In the woodland and meadowland on the reserve there’s still plenty to do. Bird feeders are topped up, livestock are fed and cared for, and the land itself is maintained to ensure that things tick over as if it were any other year. 

Everything is seemingly normal despite the lack of footfall from our patrons. The volunteer hut is disappointingly devoid of friendly chatter and home-baked cakes, and one might think they had the entire reserve to themselves as they tread the lonely woodland pathways.

Once we’re out of the woods (so to speak) we look forward to life at the reserve going back to some sort of normal. For now, however, we hope that these few photos of the woodland at this time of year will keep you going!