12. Bringing Barn Owls back to the Stort Valley

Theme: Habitats and wildlife


  • To maintain and enhance the river's natural habitats and wildlife

Project description

To help Barn Owls to colonise the Stort Valley through provision and monitoring of nesting boxes.

The project aims to provide safe, new places for Barn Owls to breed throughout the Stort Catchment by installing nest boxes in appropriate locations along the valley and valley sides. Boxes will be targeted where there is suitable habitat for small mammals – the main food for Barn Owls. A stock of boxes is already available through Heritage Lottery funding. If you would like a box on your land please get in touch.

Project lead: Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Project partners: Eastwick and Gilston Parish Council
Funding source: Heritage Lottery
Contact for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.