This week a pair of Spotted Flycatchers had a lucky escape at Denmark Farm. Eagle-eyed campers noticed a nondescript brown bird entering the flue of the wood burner for the yurt. It seemed possible that they had seen a Spotted Flycatcher using the pipe as a nest site so I popped up to take a … Continue reading A niche for nature – Spotted flycatchers
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
Nettle soup: Delicious and nutritious. Nettles are a much undervalued resource growing abundantly on our doorsteps. Great for wildlife and biodiversity too.
Last weekend, Denmark Farm hosted an owl pellet analysis workshop with the Ceredigion Mammal Group, which turned out to be a fascinating excursion into a world of small bones and detective work. Owl pellet analysis workshop at Denmark Farm with Ceredigion Mammal Group Many bird species produce pellets including owls, raptors, gulls and even sparrows. … Continue reading ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ comes to Denmark Farm!
Despite relentless rain we can gain great hope from the gradually lengthening days and a few early snowdrops emerging from the sodden ground. With black Friday and blue Monday now behind us it is time to shake off any glumness and find a tonic to cheer yourself up. Pull on your wellies and go out … Continue reading Reasons to be Cheerful (part 1 – birdsong)