Category Archives: Biodiversity and wildlife

A niche for nature – Spotted flycatchers

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 »

Tales from a conservation volunteer

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 »

‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ comes to Denmark Farm!

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! »

Reasons to be Cheerful (part 1 – birdsong)

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) »