Tag Archives: Denmark Farm Conservation Centre

Elves in the woodstore

A recent walk around the reserve revealed several unexpected visitors. Strolling through the woods we spotted something in the distance: Closer inspection revealed some magical activity… We were hoping to see evidence of dormice, but the species we found was rather different: The roundhouse also had some festive residents: The planters by the ecolodge seemed … Continue reading Elves in the woodstore »

Keen for Kestrels

Kestrel Nest Box

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 »

Wonderful waxcaps

November may not seem like the most promising time to visit Denmark farm. Even so, you can find real gems, as we did on Wednesday during our Phase 1 survey course. Whilst walking across pond field Corrine, one of the participants, spotted some bright orange fungi, almost shining in the glorious sunlight. She collected a … Continue reading Wonderful waxcaps »

Volunteer: your time for nature

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 »

Ecology into Art Exhibition – 16th to 31st August 2014

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre is delighted to be hosting an art exhibition, opening this Saturday 16th August. The exhibition features the talented painter Lil Tudor-Craig and is part of the Ceredigion Art Trail.    Lil’s beautiful, highly detailed, paintings are of wildlife in their habitat, focussing on the relationship between British wild plants and the creatures they support. This … Continue reading Ecology into Art Exhibition – 16th to 31st August 2014 »