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.
– Millie Clarke, Conservation Officer, World Owl Trust
"Our Conservation Day is a great opportunity for people to come and see the kinds of things that they can do to make a real difference in helping see owls thrive in their area."
The owl trust centre is home to more than 200 owls from 50 different species and sub-species.
Fifty-five photos of rural life are going on display throughout the Eskdale Valley in the western Lake District. The pictures will be shown beside waterfalls, along footpaths, at farms and at several stations on the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway on the 8th and 9th September.