On a brief walk round the farm this morning 8 male Pied Flycatchers were located. This is a very high number for such a small site but actually rather low compared with a detailed survey in 2012 which found 16 territories. The reason for the apparent decline is hopefully due to the timing of the … Continue reading Denmark Farm pulls in the Birds!
It’s almost 2 years since our Big Lottery funded project ‘Wildlife Where You Live’ came to an end. During the 3 year project, we worked with 12 communities around Ceredigion helping them to learn more about their local wildlife, and identify and carry out environmental improvements. Recently we re-visited one of those communities, Llanilar, to … Continue reading ‘Wildlife Where you Live’…2 years on
We have been lucky to be part of an ambitious project to increase the very small breeding population of Kestrels in Ceredigion. Though still common in England, less than a hundred pairs breed in Wales. A limiting factor locally is thought to be a lack of suitable nest sites and with this in mind the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales has since 2008 been installing boxes throughout the county. Read more about the WTSWW North Ceredigion Kestrel Project Mike Hayward, Richard Hartnup and Steve Cuttle have now installed a box at Denmark Farm and we are hoping that the rodent rich grassland might be able to support a pair. All we can do now is wait with fingers crossed. Even if Kestrels are not attracted to the site other species such as … Continue reading Keen for Kestrels
The period between November and New Year is the best time to install new bird boxes and check existing ones. Birds will often start to inspect prospective sights by late winter. Of course, you can make your own but a wide range of types can be purchased designed to attract different species. If you are putting … Continue reading A bird box for life
Volunteer for nature: Our autumn and winter Gwaith Dros Natur programme is now available here on our website for you to check out. We have an exciting range of opportunities for you to learn about conservation and how to look after the environment, based on our unique 40 acre reserve at Denmark Farm. Take your pick … Continue reading Volunteer: your time for nature