Having seen an article in the Wells Journal “Bidding to boost the barn owl population”, we contacted Chris Sperring (Expert and Somerset Wildlife Trust vice-president) about how we could get involved with the scheme. He came over to the farm and thought we had just the right habitat to encourage barn owls. He was pleased with all the long, rough grass around the pond and found lots of evidence of field voles so perfect food for the owls. The aim of the Trust’s project is to get a barn owl box in every parish in Somerset. We were delighted that Chris thought we had a suitable habitat for the owls and we received the box that very day. Hopefully a breeding pair will take up residence and we will be able to watch them at dawn or dusk from the hay barn, so as not to disturb them. Ian attended a Community Barn Owl Project talk, given by Chris Sperring, to find out more about these lovely creatures. Find out more: Hawk and Owl Trust and Somerset Wildlife
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We recently stayed at this beautiful campsite with our tent. We had a most relaxing break, waking to birdsong and the sheer pleasure of the peace & quiet. The sunset over the hills is a sight to behold. A definite return will be planned for the very near future.