This exciting new project at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre has just started and provides a great opportunity for local people to get involved, learn new skills and help to improve this nature reserve for its wildlife.
‘Get Active for Wildlife’ aims to manage and improve the various habitats for wildlife including the grasslands, wetlands, woodlands and hedgerows that can be found throughout the reserve. Denmark Farm was once an intensively managed farm and 30 years later this nature reserve is now a haven for wildlife through the changes in its management for conservation.
As part of this project, we are also able to provide some exciting opportunities for volunteers to get involved and help to make a difference for the future. We will be running a number of training days over the next year, including the knowledge and skills to help manage the different habitats here, as well as how to observe and record the wide variety of species that make Denmark Farm their home. The grasslands will be improved to increase the diversity of wild flowers and grasses that provide a source of food and shelter to animals such as bees, butterflies and other insects, as well as small mammals which in turn, provide food for hunting owls and birds of prey. The wetlands, including ponds, scrapes and ditches provide an essential habitat for amphibians including frogs, toads and newts and beautiful insects such as dragonflies that all need water to be able to complete their life-cycles. The woodlands and hedgerows provide a home and food source for birds, invertebrates and small mammals that all play an essential part in the huge web of life.
So, are you ready to ‘Get Active for Wildlife’?!
We are hosting our first taster day for volunteers on Sunday 9th September from 10am – 3pm. There will be an introduction to the project including the opportunities and benefits of volunteering with us, as well as taking part in a practical activity and looking at some of the wonderful wildlife we have here on the reserve. Tea and cake will also be provided!
If you would like more information then please get in touch with Linda on 01570-493358 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org I work part-time so I will reply to you as soon as I can.