This week summer has returned to Denmark Farm, along with all the butterflies and the campers. During a peaceful lunchtime stroll around the meadows I was reminded of the wonderful passage in Miriam Darlington’s ‘Otter Country – In search of the wild otter’ about her stay on the Eco campsite at Denmark Farm: “we set out … Continue reading “A Dizzying Mosaic of Colour”
You may remember our most read blog post from last year ‘A Prickly Tale – Hedgehog Rescue‘. ‘Spike Bach’ (a juvenile hedgehog) was found wandering around at Denmark Farm last autumn, very underweight and disorientated. After a brief period of being looked after by Denmark Farm staff she was taken to the Carmarthenshire Bat and Hedgehog Hospital. Thankfully, with … Continue reading A Prickly Tale – The Sequel
Christmas came early for Denmark Farm last year, in the form of a grant for £17,627 awarded by the Volunteering in Wales Fund towards our new project ‘Holistic Habitats’. As well as supporting volunteers to look after our 40 acre nature reserve, the funding will also enable us to develop a kitchen garden – something … Continue reading New Funding for Denmark Farm volunteers!
Here at Denmark Farm we regularly host a number of ecology and conservation courses, led by tutors from the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at Aberystwyth University. Our 40 acre nature reserve provides an ideal study site, and the wildlife records from these courses are a valuable addition to our species monitoring programme. However, … Continue reading Britain’s Smallest Mouse Found at Denmark Farm
Here in west Wales we are blessed with beautiful countryside – woodlands and streams, hills and valleys, meadows and lakes. And not a single one of them is entirely natural. Our whole landscape has been influenced by people. We have farmed it, harvested wood from it, built on it, planted things on it and generally … Continue reading Not as natural as you might think