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 … Continue reading Mushroom Magic
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 … Continue reading ‘Wildlife Where you Live’ in Autumn
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 … Continue reading Butterfly Bonanza
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 … Continue reading Blow away those cobwebs on a guided walk around Denmark Farm
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, … Continue reading Go Nuts For Dormice!