Many thanks to Gaby Grace (our longest-serving trustee) for this introduction to the origins and early history of The Shared Earth Trust at Denmark Farm: It all began in 1984 when Barbara and Neil Taylor bought Denmark Farm and suffered deep disappointment at finding no blackberries and hearing no birdsong. A soil expert told them … Continue reading The Early Days
November may not seem like the most promising time to visit Denmark farm. Even so, you can find real gems, as we did on Wednesday during our Phase 1 survey course. Whilst walking across pond field Corrine, one of the participants, spotted some bright orange fungi, almost shining in the glorious sunlight. She collected a … Continue reading Wonderful waxcaps
Denmark Farm is an important place to me. I first heard about it 25 years ago when I was studying hedgerows and looking for good quality examples to survey. Sadly, at the time, the hedges at Denmark Farm were in poor shape and so I never went to look at them. In fact, I didn’t … Continue reading I’m in it for life
Anyone with land to manage would be well advised to start off with a basic survey of the habitats present. This can provide the foundations for management planning, monitoring schemes and more detailed survey work. In the UK we have a standard methodology for such surveys, known as Phase 1 Habitat Survey and here at Denmark Farm … Continue reading Phase 1 Habitat Survey: A Valuable Skill
To get involved with volunteering at Denmark Farm why not join us for our project ‘Gwaith Dros Natur – your time for nature’? We have several activity days coming up over the next month including a Moth evening, Bird walk, Habitat and trail maintenance, Mosaic making and lots more. All events are free and any level of involvement is hugely appreciated.