Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Suffolk: Owls set to get 100 new homes

10:59 08 December 2012

Barn owl boxes made by SOLD

Barn owl boxes made by SOLD

Archant

BARN owl boxes are set to be seen being put up in a host of locations across Mid and West Suffolk over the coming months.

For people from Special Objectives for the Local Disabled (SOLD) in South Lowestoft have been commissioned by Suffolk Wildlife Trust to make 100 of the boxes to be installed between now and the end of October 2013.

The Trust’s nature networks co-ordinator Oka Last said for the first stage of the initiative up to 40 boxes will be put up by the end of March. The rest will be installed at community sites - village greens, woodland edges, village halls, other community green spaces and buildings - between August and October, after the bird breeding season.

“Boxes will be provided free of charge, but we will work on a first come, first served basis. Whether we go ahead and erect a nest box at a suggested site will depend on whether there is suitable habitat nearby. Once a nest box is installed a volunteer barn owl monitor will be trained to keep an eye on the nest boxes and thei-r occupants.”

Funds have come through SITA Trust’s Enriching Nature Programme with provides funding to biodiversity conservation projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

SOLD is a charity supported by social services for people with sensory and physical impairment and manager Steve James said involvement with Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s barn owl box making programme is a constructive activity which helps raise people’s self esteem and gives them a sense of accomplishment.

1 comment

  • NICE TO SEE THAT PEOPLE OUR DOING GOOD,WELL DONE TO ALL CONCERNED..

    Report this comment

    User Removed

    Saturday, December 8, 2012

Suffolk fisherman Harry Simper

A young Suffolk fisherman has netted himself a national award.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Photo: David Tett

From half-term fun and open gardens to the Suffolk Show and air displays, there’s plenty to see and do in Suffolk during the school holidays.

John Popplewell with his 45lb stingray

A Clacton fisherman caught a “monster” stingray weighing nearly three and a half stone on an Essex beach this week – and filmed it all on his new GoPro.

Essex fire crews.

Firefighters attending a blaze in the basement of a Harwich home initially thought someone was trapped in the house.

A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO outside Heveningham Hall. Picture: Cameron Maynard/Aperto Photos.

An 18th Century Suffolk mansion has announced plans to host a gathering of rare classic cars as part of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of its annual country fair.

BBC's Springwatch has arrived in Minsmere Nature reserve for the third year.
Presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan.

A new Springwatch star is likely to be born at RSPB Minsmere in the next three weeks to capture the hearts of millions of viewers in the same way that a hapless little fish did during last year’s immensely popular BBC nature showcase series.

Gina Long celebrating with the family on receiving her MBE

Three community heroes from Suffolk were honoured for their selfless work and made an MBE by Prince Charles.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24