Grants for Rutland farmers to put up owl nest boxes

A barn owl.
A barn owl.

The Hawk and Owl Trust’s East Midlands Group has recently secured a grant from the Cory Conservation Trust to supply and erect owl nest boxes to farmers and landowners in Rutland.

Members of the group will visit anyone interested and assess the suitability of the surrounding habitat, giving help and advice on how to create an ideal habitat should one not already exist.

These boxes, should suitable sites with willing farmers and landowners be identified, will be supplied and erected free of charge.

If any farmer or landowner is interested in having a survey, and subsequently if suitable, an owl box erected on their property, then please contact the East Midlands Group Chairman, Simon Dudhill, by e-mailing or calling 07798713735.

Each application will be looked at individually, with only a restricted number possible through the grant.