The World Owl Trust, which is based at Muncaster Castle in Cumbria, is urging people to grow their grass to help the Barn Owl. The population has plummeted in Britain due to a loss of habitat and the Trust say 'welly high grass' will help boost numbers. Hannah McNulty went to find out why.
World Owl Trust conservation officer, Millie Clarke, explains what the 'Welly high grass' campaign is all about:
An event aimed at raising awareness about owls and how important they are is being held by the World Owl Trust at Muncaster Castle.
They will be offering information on how to help owls living around the region and will be asking hoteliers to allow their grass to grow long, which will encourage young animals into their gardens- providing a vital source of food for owls.
The owl trust centre is home to more than 200 owls from 50 different species and sub-species.