A MIXED PICTURE FOR THE BREEDING BIRDS OF DENMARK FARM Guest blogpost written by Ian Morris This year a total of 36 species of bird were detected during a series of surveys. This compares with 39 in 2016 and 45 in 2012. The overall total number of breeding pairs has also declined very slightly over … Continue reading The Good, the Bad and the not so Ugly!
A special guest blog post by Richard Bambrey What’s That Box? It’s not a funny new kind of bird box! It is in fact a bait box for honeybees that has been put up at Denmark Farm. Why? For many years it has been assumed that the British black bee (Apis mellifera mellifera or AMM) … Continue reading A little black bee experiment
The Proclaimers once sang about walking 500 miles and then, if that wasn’t enough, apparently wanted to “walk 500 more”. Whilst the melody was great, the idea was plainly ridiculous. Obviously what they meant to sing was “If I could walk ten and a half miles, and I could walk ten and a half more, … Continue reading Walking for Wildlife – 21 miles or bust!
Guest Blog Post by Josie Bridges of The Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT). I am incredibly pleased that Denmark Farm have agreed to adopt one of our Pine martens, and as one of their closest they have decided upon K(16)2. In the coming months they will be running a competition to give him or her a … Continue reading Meet K(16)2, Denmark Farm’s newest recruit…
Last weekend we were swooped upon by an enthusiastic group of mammal detectives, who couldn’t wait to find out what was on the menu in our Owl Pellet Analysis workshop. Each armed with a forensic tool kit of tray, gloves, tweezers and tooth-brush, they set to work to discover what the barn owls at Denmark … Continue reading The Barn Owl Detectives