Category Archives: Biodiversity

Mushroom Magic

This week’s blog post has been written by Daniel Butler who was teaching on the Aberystwyth University (SELL) Ecology of Fungi course run here at Denmark Farm last weekend. Although the leaves are still on the trees (Good God, it’s late November!), apparently snow is its way and most mushrooms are starting to look distinctly … Continue reading Mushroom Magic »

Marvellous moths and perfect pollinators

June 8th to 16th June is Wales biodiversity week, and to celebrate this, a week of wildlife-themed events is being held across Wales.  At Denmark Farm, we are holding a ‘Marvellous moths’ night with Ceredigion moth group on Thursday 13th June from 8.30 to 10 pm, followed by a moth ‘morning after’ session at 10 am … Continue reading Marvellous moths and perfect pollinators »

A helping hand for wildlife

There are lots of opportunities to provide a helping hand to wildlife this Spring, and here are just a few suggestions to get you started.   If you’re aged between 13 and 25, or know someone who is, how about becoming a ‘Hedgehog Champion’?  The Peoples Trust for Endangered Species (PTES)  is asking people to become … Continue reading A helping hand for wildlife »

The Great Newt Hunt has begun!

The Great Easter Newt Hunt is back for 2013, and continues throughout April! The Newt Hunt website contains all the information you need to carry out this simple survey, and explains how to identify the newts you find in your garden pond. Your sightings can then be submitted via the website. The organisers are especially keen for you to submit your sightings of … Continue reading The Great Newt Hunt has begun! »

Winter jobs for wildlife (and people!)

Here at Denmark Farm we have been busy finishing-off some winter wildlife jobs, with the help of our enthusiastic volunteers.  Before the end of March approaches, there’s still time to finish a few similar jobs in  your own garden or local patch. Aberystwyth Conservation volunteers have been stacking wood from our recently coppiced hedge – all … Continue reading Winter jobs for wildlife (and people!) »