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May 12, 2022
Latest News Laura Wharton

We're Recruiting! Garden Team Leader (voluntary)

The Hawk and Owl Trust are looking to recruit a part-time garden team leader based at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve. Working with an existing team of enthusiastic volunteers this voluntary position will play an important role in maintaining the horticultural…
May 11, 2022
Latest News Laura Wharton

We're hiring! Part-time publications and newsletter editor

The Hawk and Owl Trust are looking for a part-time publications and newsletter editor to join their friendly team!Pictured: Peregrine magazine, the Hawk and Owl Trust members magazine This unique role requires a motivated individual to produce member…
May 05, 2022
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Norwich Peregrine Watchpoint 2022

Volunteering at the Norwich Peregrine Watchpoint We are pleased to announce the Peregrine Watchpoint will be returning to Norwich Cathedral from Wednesday 11th May. The Hawk and Owl Trust are looking for some volunteers to help. The watchpoint will be running…

The clock is ticking as Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve awaits the arrival of Beavers at the end of April. The Beavers will be released into over 20ha of land at the reserve. This lucky family will have a safe haven in the parameters of their new home!

The reserve is a hive of activity as the final preparations are made. The large enclosure is being constructed with 2km fencing, gates, a new hide, and impressive silt traps in development.

Fencing materials include skirting and barrier supports which will ensure the Beavers are safely contained within the parameters of their large enclosure. Fencing posts are being expertly driven into place thanks to the Norfolk Stock Fencing Company. With a spirit level in hand and at the push of a button. In total, we have 470 posts to put in place ready for fencing work to continue. Secure gates are being fitted with skirting at ground level, these will be different to the fence skirting allowing for vehicle access into the Beaver enclosure.

Silt traps inside the enclosure are looking fantastic. The traps featured here illustrate the crystal clear water that flows through the traps as the black silt and debris collect on the other side of the barrier.

The hide that is being built within the enclosure on the new wetlands area is looking great. This fully accessible, elevated hide will allow users to enjoy views over the stunning scape of water. We already have an abundance of wildlife and flora in this area. (We hope that lucky visitors will be able to spot a Beaver or two at certain times of the day from this location.)


With special thanks to all that have put so much time and energy into realising this project. From contractors, staff, and all of our hard-working volunteers. This project has come this far because of your tireless efforts.

Thanks also to Defra UK, Heritage Fund UK, Environment Agency, and Natural England for making this project possible!

A slideshow of progress can be viewed here: