A CONSERVATION society is set present its annual meeting next month.

Essex Wildlife Trust’s group in Maldon will hold its annual general meeting and illustrated talk on April 10 at the Friends Meeting House in Butt Lane, Maldon.

The talk will be given by Living Landscapes co-ordinator Emma Ormond about barn owls.

Emma said: “Following the AGM, I will be giving a talk on wild barn owls in Essex.

“I will be focussing primarily on the ecology and conservation of this species, but I will also include a section on folklore associated with barn owls, as well as information on Essex Wildlife Trust’s project to conserve this species.

“The Maldon and South Woodham Ferrers local group is a vital group of volunteers who support Essex Wildlife Trust through raising awareness and fundraising, as well as other activities.”

The project, called the Essex Barn Owl Conservation Project was set up in 2013 by the trust.

It is managed mostly by volunteers who work to engage landowners in conservation by assessing site suitability for wild barn owls, providing habitat management advice, installing nest boxes and monitoring owl populations across Essex.

The event takes place from 8pm to 10.15pm and a £2 donation will be asked from people who attend. For more details, visit essexwt.org.uk/events/2019-04-10-agm-illustrated-talk-barn-owls or call 01621 853969.