Next week we are welcoming back Phil the Bugman for a Big Butterfly day at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. Everyone is welcome to join us on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 from 10am to 4pm. With Phil’s expert guidance you will learn to identify common Butterflies, monitor their numbers and maintain their habitat. This is a free event and part … Continue reading Flutterbies, butterflies and the bugman
Frothy fragrant elder blooms are now exploding all around the hedgerows at Denmark Farm. Elderflower fritters are a tasty & different use for elder flowers. A memorable pudding for a mid-summers day feast, celebrating the bounty of our hedgerows in June.
I have had the pleasure of volunteering at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre now for the past two and a half years. Coming to the area for university, I had no previous involvement as a conservation volunteer but thought that, given the beautiful local surroundings and environmental projects, there was no better time to start. As my regular involvement … Continue reading Tales from a conservation volunteer
May has been a joy here at Denmark Farm with warmth, rain showers and green abundance exploding from the earth and hedgerows. The spring bulbs have been stunning throughout the month, particularly the bluebells and wild garlic. The oval shaped and strongly flavoured leaves of wild garlic (Alium ursinum) are one of the first wild foods … Continue reading Foraged food: Wild Garlic Pesto
We are very grateful to have recently received two small grants from Environment Wales and The Big Lottery Fund. This funding will enable us to get back to our roots and concentrate on some essential conservation and maintenance tasks, with support from local volunteers.