Barn Owl Ecology

We’ve just earned our certificates from the Barn Owl Trust  so that we can survey for barn owl nests and roosts on the property. It was a great course, we learned loads and it is very reassuring that the work we’ve done at Tregew is ideal habitat for the owls. We hope to get nest boxes…

The importance of leaf clearance

Our volunteer team have been helping to clear autumn leaves  along the north and south woodland walks at Trelissick. Visitors often ask why this is necessary.  As leaves collect on the path and are compacted by foot traffic this can lead to the degradation of the path which will then require repairs. Clearing the leaves…

Harvest Mice

We have just had the results from a harvest mouse survey that we commissioned, the surveyor managed to find two nests which proves that they are resident at Tregew. This is a fantastic result and justifies our management of the site. When we acquired the site four years ago it was a fairly intensively farmed cabbage field. The…

Reaching the summit

Although the weather could have been kinder, work has continued apace. The obtuse angles created by the strings as they went around the turn, midway up the ascent caused a few problems. However, careful thought and the skill of Marc, our carpenter and chief designer, finally produced a continuous run on the strings, to which…