Category Archives: Conservation courses

Twelve Sparkling Days of Eco Christmas Shopping

    Christmas can cause headaches for many of us, who prefer not to waste money on endless, useless stuff likely to end up in landfill. But it can also be hard to completely opt out as we don’t want to be seen to act like Scrooge by our nearest and dearest. So, why not embrace … Continue reading Twelve Sparkling Days of Eco Christmas Shopping »

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 »

A Tale of Two Mice (and other monitoring projects)

The philosophy for the management of our 40 acre site at Denmark Farm has always been minimal intervention, and a holistic approach. This means that rather than managing the land for a particular species, we encourage a diverse mosaic of habitats – including woodland, marshland, grassland and ponds – and then sit back and see what turns up! To identify some of the species which choose … Continue reading A Tale of Two Mice (and other monitoring projects) »

Autumn…Season of mists and… learning new skills (apparently!)

    Early September can be a magical time of the year with cool bright mornings, butterflies and bees busy making the most of the nectar, dew covered blooms, blackberries ripening in the sunshine and mists of course! It seems that the end of the summer also marks a clear change in our consciousness to start learning … Continue reading Autumn…Season of mists and… learning new skills (apparently!) »

The latest buzz about summer wildlife…

Summer is most definitely here, and if you prefer to be out and about in the countryside rather than sipping chilled Pimms in a deck chair, there  are a number of wildlife surveys you can take part in (some can even be done while sitting in a deck chair!) . Starting on 20th July until … Continue reading The latest buzz about summer wildlife… »