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Mushroom Magic

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This week’s blog post has been written by Daniel Butler who was teaching on the Aberystwyth University (SELL) Ecology of Fungi course run here at Denmark Farm last weekend. Although the leaves are still on the trees (Good God, it’s late November!), apparently snow is its way and most mushrooms are starting to look distinctly […]

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‘Wildlife Where you Live’ in Autumn

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Our ‘Wildlife Where you Live’ communities have had an active summer of wildlife surveys and nature walks, discovering bats in Aberarth, butterflies in Llanafan, and a bevy of bugs in Llangybi with ‘Phil the Bugman’! Llangybi bug hunt The programme continues its momentum into autumn, with a fungal foray in Aberarth (and the possibility of […]

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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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Blow away those cobwebs on a guided walk around Denmark Farm

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Why not fulfil your New Year’s resolution to get more fresh air and exercise, by joining us for a guided walk at Denmark Farm on Saturday 14th January. This short walk will take place from 2 to 3.30 pm, followed by the all important tea and biscuits! We will keep to reasonably level paths and […]

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Go Nuts For Dormice!

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On Saturday 19th November, from 2-4pm, the first ever Great Nut Hunt will take place at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, near Lampeter. Signs of dormice have recently been found at Denmark Farm and nest boxes have been erected to help conservationists monitor these rare animals. However, dormice also open hazel nuts in a distinctive way and, […]

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Join us for ‘Wildlife Where you Live’

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Our ‘Wildlife Where you Live’ programme  is moving  apace, with nearly 15 events so far this summer and lots more to come. Our community wildlife groups  in Ceredigion have been discovering a whole range of wildlife on their doorsteps – from green-winged orchids in Llangeitho to pondlife in Ciliau Aeron and a vast variety of  fascinating creatures living in the […]

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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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Dip into Nature on Sunday 12th June

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On Sunday 12th June we will be holding our annual Open Day & Green Fair. If it is wildlife that interests you then there will be pond dipping with freshwater expert Dolly, as well as 40 acres of trails through meadows and woodland yours to explore. Grace will be carving a pond life ‘mural’ beside […]

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