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November 25, 2020
Latest News Laura Wharton

Tawny Owl Surveys on the Fowey Estuary

Tawny Owl surveys on the Fowey Estuary – October 2020 Image snapshot from the Hawk & Owl Trust Live Tawny Owl cam at Sculthorpe Moor Chris Sperring MBE recently led a Tawny Owl survey on the Fowey Estuary, East Cornwall. The findings reveal a high density of…
November 24, 2020
Latest News Laura Wharton

Lockdown 2 Update from Sculthorpe Moor (week 3)

Walking the boardwalks today volunteers were spotted working on the new bridge that will connect the planned new walkway by the Frank Jarvis hide to the track that leads onto to the livestock building. Socially distant bridge construction in progress Treading…
November 18, 2020
Latest News Laura Wharton

Update from the Shapwick Moor Reserve. Lockdown 2, Week 2.

Last week Chris Sperring, Conservation Officer at the Hawk and Owl Trust, published a live video on the Trust’s Facebook page from the Shapwick Moor Reserve. Chris highlights the current offerings from this beautiful reserve, which are plenty during this…

Lockdown 2 Update from Sculthorpe Moor (week 1)

Nov 11, 2020 437
Here we find ourselves in week one of Lockdown 2 at the Sculthorpe Moor Reserve in…

Charity Calendar and Christmas Cards

Nov 04, 2020 288
The Hawk and Owl Trust are delighted to have launched their Christmas Cards and 2021…

Covid Update: Sculthorpe Moor Reserve and Shapwick Moor Reserve

Nov 03, 2020 247
Covid Update - Lockdown 2 Following the latest government Covid advice, there will be…

Dragonfly Sculpture for Sculthorpe's New Education Hide

Oct 14, 2020 402
The Hawk and Owl Trust has commissioned renowned sculptor, Michael Turner, who…

Sheringham Shoal grant helps Hawk and Owl Trust towards carbon neutrality

Oct 14, 2020 453
Pictured: The air source heating system installed at the new offices A grant from the…

Sculthorpe Update Friday 2nd October

Oct 02, 2020 469
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Friday 2nd October - Sculthorpe is Open, 8am - 4pm. Please be advised that the weather…

Flooding and Fallen Trees at Sculthorpe Moor

Sep 30, 2020 438
If you have been following our social media updates you’ll know that the Sculthorpe…

Baling for Biodiversity - Sculthorpe Moor Update

Sep 30, 2020 291
Recently we featured team member Lily working hard on the Sculthorpe Reserve’s fen…

Tuesday 29th Sculthorpe Update

Sep 28, 2020 375
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Tuesday 29th Sept Update - we are sorry but due to the flooding and high winds we will be…

Sculthorpe Videos Showcase Reserves Latest Projects!

Sep 22, 2020 385
The completion of a new office building is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to…

This week the Sculthorpe Reserve has seen water levels rising after a number of downpours. Welly boots are essential at this time of year at Sculthorpe as one false step could lead to rather soggy feet!

The walkway between the Otter bridge and Jarvis hide is surrounded by water

Week 2 of Lockdown feels even more secluded than the previous. A slightly dubious walk around the reserve included navigating partially submerged boardwalks, and avoiding a couple of areas entirely. The reserve’s wet weather has left many of the beautiful autumn leaves enjoyed last week lining puddles and pools of water. 

The autumn leaves make way for winter

On route back to the Visitor Centre a quick inspection of the Dragonfly Hide’s green roof shows that the sedum has successfully taken hold. Behind the new hide, the meadow is looking rather soggy. A pair of mallards floating on a newly formed pool seemed to really be enjoying themselves.

The green roof on the Dragonfly Hide is looking great!

Rainfall has created temporary pools on meadowland

Lily (a member of the reserves skeleton staff) showed me the site of a new walkway that has been cleared recently. Located between the forest school and the Frank Jarvis hide the path will run through a corner of woodland and lead visitors to the new livestock building and eventually further into currently private areas of the reserve. 

Freshly prepared woodland ready for new walkways!

We hope that week 2 of Lockdown 2 has treated you kindly and that once again our updates have inspired you to pop your wellies on and spend time outside!