Author: Aline Denton

The Barn Owl Detectives

barn owl pellet analysis

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 »

Vote for our Volunteers!

volunteer wildlife

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! »

The Tale of Timothy Grassbug

Timothy Grassbug

…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 »

A Year of Volunteering at Denmark Farm

Volunteering Denmark Farm

2016 has been a great year for all-things-volunteering at Denmark Farm. With two funded projects, ‘Holistic Habitats’ and ‘Sowing Seeds, Sharing Skills’ (thanks to Volunteering in Wales fund and Awards for All) we have been able to achieve a huge amount. The projects have enabled us to recruit new volunteers, as well as supporting and … Continue reading A Year of Volunteering at Denmark Farm »

“A Dizzying Mosaic of Colour”

meadows yurt

This week summer has returned to Denmark Farm, along with all the butterflies and the campers.  During a peaceful lunchtime stroll around the meadows I was reminded of the wonderful passage in Miriam Darlington’s ‘Otter Country – In search of the wild otter’ about her stay on the Eco campsite at Denmark Farm:  “we set out … Continue reading “A Dizzying Mosaic of Colour” »