The Good, the Bad and the not so Ugly!

A MIXED PICTURE FOR THE BREEDING BIRDS OF DENMARK FARM Guest blogpost written by Ian Morris This year a total of 36 species of bird were detected during a series of surveys. This compares with 39 in 2016 and 45 in 2012. The overall total number of breeding pairs has also declined very slightly over … Continue reading The Good, the Bad and the not so Ugly! »

A little black bee experiment

black bee bait box

A special guest blog post by Richard Bambrey What’s That Box? It’s not a funny new kind of bird box! It is in fact a bait box for honeybees that has been put up at Denmark Farm. Why? For many years it has been assumed that the British black bee (Apis mellifera mellifera or AMM) … Continue reading A little black bee experiment »

Walking for Wildlife – 21 miles or bust!

walking for wildlife

The Proclaimers once sang about walking 500 miles and then, if that wasn’t enough, apparently wanted to “walk 500 more”. Whilst the melody was great, the idea was plainly ridiculous. Obviously what they meant to sing was “If I could walk ten and a half miles, and I could walk ten and a half more, … Continue reading Walking for Wildlife – 21 miles or bust! »

Green Shopping at the Little Green Shop

Little Green Shop

It is said that the best way to learn something is to actually do it. This is certainly true of conservation and land management. So when Neil and Barbara Taylor started out on their journey to create Denmark Farm Conservation Centre some 30 years ago, they were putting this into practice on a grand scale! … Continue reading Green Shopping at the Little Green Shop »