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July 20, 2021
Latest News Laura Wharton

Changing Landscapes Trail Launches at Sculthorpe Moor!

A new trail has been launched at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve. Volunteers preparing the beautiful paintings for display in our hides The Changing Landscapes trail reflects on birds, the history of raptor conservation and highlights how the Hawk and Owl…
July 15, 2021
Latest News Laura Wharton

Shapwick Reserve Summer Update

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…
July 08, 2021
Latest News Laura Wharton

Sculthorpe’s Wildlife Pond

Volunteers have been working on a new walkway located behind the new wildlife pond at Sculthorpe Moor. This walkway winds its way through the concealed entrance of a natural fence; leading to a display area depicting ways in which wildlife can be encouraged in…

Meet the Team - Simon Beard

Apr 27, 2021 1481
Simon Beard is the Community Manager at Shapwick Moor Nature Reserve Can you tell us…

The Partridges have been released into their next stage of life on the Sculthorpe Reserve!


Lilly Dollman Project Co-Ordinator releases the Partridges into their new meadow pen.

The native species of English Partridge have been relocated from ‘Partridge Palace’ (pictured below) to a new purpose-built pen on the reserve.


Partridge Palace

Starting life on the Sculthorpe Reserve as eggs in an incubator the Partridges have been monitored by Lilly Dollman throughout their journey. Lilly has seen them through their incubation, hatching, and release stages. Monitoring the Partridges progress along the way three local primary schools have been following the timeline closely.


From eggs to release. We've followed the journey all the way through.

This week Lilly released the Partridges into their new pen and created this video to record the important moment for the schools involved (and those of you who have been following the project online):

We can't wait to update you with their progress!

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