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 … Continue reading Flutterbies, butterflies and the bugman
This week a pair of Spotted Flycatchers had a lucky escape at Denmark Farm. Eagle-eyed campers noticed a nondescript brown bird entering the flue of the wood burner for the yurt. It seemed possible that they had seen a Spotted Flycatcher using the pipe as a nest site so I popped up to take a … Continue reading A niche for nature – Spotted flycatchers
Frothy fragrant elder blooms are now exploding all around the hedgerows at Denmark Farm. Elderflower fritters are a tasty & different use for elder flowers. A memorable pudding for a mid-summers day feast, celebrating the bounty of our hedgerows in June.
I have had the pleasure of volunteering at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre now for the past two and a half years. Coming to the area for university, I had no previous involvement as a conservation volunteer but thought that, given the beautiful local surroundings and environmental projects, there was no better time to start. As my regular involvement … Continue reading Tales from a conservation volunteer
May has been a joy here at Denmark Farm with warmth, rain showers and green abundance exploding from the earth and hedgerows. The spring bulbs have been stunning throughout the month, particularly the bluebells and wild garlic. The oval shaped and strongly flavoured leaves of wild garlic (Alium ursinum) are one of the first wild foods … Continue reading Foraged food: Wild Garlic Pesto