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October 14, 2021
Latest News Laura Wharton

Shapwick Reserve Welcomes return of Volunteers!

Shapwick Reserve Welcomes return of Volunteers! Simon Beard updates us on recent volunteer activity at Shapwick Moor Nature Reserve... After almost two years of large group 'volunteer silence' due to Covid, it was lovely to see a good turnout at the end of…
October 14, 2021
Latest News Laura Wharton

Christmas Opening Hours 2021

Christmas Opening Hours at Sculthorpe Moor If you are planning on visiting Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve over the 2021 festive period please note that as with any other year opening hours vary during this time. Christmas Opening Times: December 2021 24th /…
October 13, 2021
Latest News Laura Wharton

Conservation Grazing at West Raynham

Conservation Grazing at West Raynham Church Ruins Throughout Autumn a flock of Shetland Sheep from Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve will be grazing in the churchyard at West Raynham. After a short journey from the Sculthorpe, the sheep were released onto the…

Sculthorpe Woodland Sprites

Sep 28, 2021 535
Sculthorpe Woodland Sprites Connecting children with nature In between lockdowns last…

We are recruiting

Sep 17, 2021 704
Due to the pending retirement of our Membership Officer we are now recruiting for a new…

Simon Beard provides a Summer update from the Hawk and Owl Trust’s Shapwick Reserve

The wet weather this year has set timings back by about two weeks. Wildflowers on the Shapwick Reserve are behind meaning a knock-on effect for some of the important June conservation tasks:

-Hay cutting won’t happen until the end of this week. Around mid-July instead of the end of June

-Yellow Rattle seed is being collected this week. Normally this is collected at the end of June 

With Covid restrictions in place, the helping hands from a local school have been unable to help carry our essential tasks at Shapwick. This week the reserve welcomed back two groups from the school, we are hopefully that these groups can commence their weekly voluntary duties.

This week volunteers have collected Yellow Rattle seed

Essential maintenance at Shapwick has included the filling in on potholes! Visitors using the reserve’s car park will be happy to know that the lumps and bumps will prove less of a challenge when parking!

New for 2021- Cattle Egrets have been spotted with the cattle in the warmer months. Noted in the cooler months, it’s a first for us to see this species at this time of year at Shapwick.


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