The recent warm weather has resulted in huge numbers of visitors to our late-flowering plants. We had more than 50 small tortoiseshell butterflies on one sedum (ice plant) in the courtyard beds last week. Small tortoiseshell butterflies on sedum (Denmark Farm) According to the results of this year’s Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count, the long spells of warm sunny weather … Continue reading Late Summer Spectacular!
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…
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!