You may have heard these expressions – ‘Blind as a bat’, ‘Bats in your hair’, ‘Bats in the belfry’! Well actually they can see, and they don’t fly in your hair as they use echolocation to find their way around in the dark to find their food and to avoid bumping into things. Also, they … Continue reading Bats are Brilliant!
Aline Denton began volunteering for nature at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre in the late 1990’s and has recently returned after a short break. Here she explains more about her volunteer role, and highlights some of the other volunteering opportunities at Denmark Farm. I first started volunteering at Denmark Farm in the late 1990s after an … Continue reading Volunteering for Nature
Last weekend we were swooped upon by an enthusiastic group of mammal detectives, who couldn’t wait to find out what was on the menu in our Owl Pellet Analysis workshop. Each armed with a forensic tool kit of tray, gloves, tweezers and tooth-brush, they set to work to discover what the barn owls at Denmark … Continue reading The Barn Owl Detectives
Aren’t volunteers brilliant? We certainly think so! Volunteers are what makes Denmark Farm what it is, and we couldn’t do it without them. Our volunteers contribute a wide range of skills and knowledge. Our Trustees look after everything from finance to conservation management, then there are other volunteers involved in everything from IT support, to looking … Continue reading Vote for our Volunteers!
…and other stories of wildlife recording. During the first 10 years at Denmark Farm, an intensive programme of wildlife surveys was carried out to monitor the restoration of the site from intensively managed grassland to a mosaic of wildlife-rich habitats. The vast amounts of records in filing cabinets and boxes bear testimony to the huge … Continue reading The Tale of Timothy Grassbug