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“A Dizzying Mosaic of Colour”

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This week summer has returned to Denmark Farm, along with all the butterflies and the campers.  During a peaceful lunchtime stroll around the meadows I was reminded of the wonderful passage in Miriam Darlington’s ‘Otter Country – In search of the wild otter’ about her stay on the Eco campsite at Denmark Farm:  “we set out […]

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Flutterbies, butterflies and the bugman

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Next week we are welcoming back Phil the Bugman for a Big Butterfly day at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. Everyone is welcome to join us on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 from 10am to 4pm. With Phil’s expert guidance you will learn to identify common Butterflies, monitor their numbers and maintain their habitat. This is a free event and part […]

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Late Summer Spectacular!

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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 […]

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The latest buzz about summer wildlife…

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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 […]

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Good Green Fun at Denmark Farm Open Day

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On Sunday 16th June, from 11am until 3pm, Denmark Farm will be opening its gates to all for a long-awaited Open Day. We have not held an Open Day for two years so we are really pulling out the stops to make this a memorable one.  The event will also celebrate the finale of our […]

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Butterfly Bonanza

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The burst of September sunshine this week has made a very welcome change, and our ‘butterfly border’ planted in 2010 by Wildlife Where you Live programme participants  is now living up to its name. The butterflies’ favourite source of nectar at the moment is a white buddleia, with up to 4 small tortoiseshell butterflies vying for the best spot on just a single […]

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Flit over to Denmark Farm for our Big Butterfly Count

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July sees the start of Butterfly Conservation’s BIG BUTTERFLY COUNT. This nationwide survey, running from 14th July to 5th August aims to help Butterfly Conservation assess the health of our environment. To prepare yourself for this butterfly bonanza, why not flit over to Denmark Farm on 8th July to take part in our own summer […]

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Need help with nature identification?

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Try iSpot! iSpot is a website aimed at helping anyone identify anything in nature. Once you have registered, you can add a photo to the website, and see if anyone else can identify it for you.  The website is run by the Open University (OU) and they are asking people to put up at least one […]

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Helping People to Help Wildlife

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Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, near Lampeter, is calling for four more Ceredigion communities to put their names forward if they want to work together to improve the local environment, for wildlife and for their enjoyment.  ‘Wildlife Where You Live’ (WWYL), which is managed by Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, helps people to identify and implement environmental […]

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Discover Wildlife Where you Live

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Pond-dipping near Cilcennin Wildlife Where you Live (WWYL) is a three-year programme co-ordinated by Denmark Farm. The project works with local communities in Ceredigion to help them find out more about the wildlife and habitats around them, and to identify and implement environmental improvements. 8 communities are involved so far:  Cilcennin, Cilau Aeron, Pontrhydfendigaid, Llandewi Brefi, Llanafan, Llangeitho, Llanilar and […]

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The best campsite in the world?

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Probably! The  Eco-campsite opened at Easter, and we were thrilled to read the feedback left by one of our visitors: “Wow! The most perfect campsite we (two adults) have ever been too! Peaceful, beautiful countryside, with so much wildlife (bats, butterflies, birds (some of which I had never seen before!) which all make the most […]

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