Julia Hailes MBE

Sustainability Pioneer


Woohoo – A barn owl has nested in our box! (Feb22)

I can’t believe it. We put up the barn owl box in an old ash tree about a year ago. I have to admit that I was extremely doubtful that it would get any inhabitants. In part, my doubt was because it isn’t in the ideal location. The box is supposed to be facing into […]


I’m learning about owls.  My interest has been propelled by the regular nightly call of a male tawny owl. He seems to be much more vocal than the female because I’m not sure I’ve heard her calling back….  However, what I’m now listening out for is the screeching call of a barn owl.  I’m very […]