A recent highlight at Denmark Farm was the sighting of a kingfisher from the lakeside hide. At this time of year, juveniles are looking for territories of their own and can often turn up in gardens and local ponds in the hope of a quick snack. The lakeside hide provides an excellent viewing point, with the entrance to the hide concealed … Continue reading Season’s Tweetings!
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
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
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 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!